Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) of India, being appointed as the leader of the cluster formed by the International Association of Universities for SDG-7, organized an Online International Conference on Emerging Renewable and Modern Energy (ICERME-2021) on the theme “Access to Affordable, Reliable, and Modern energy services to all” under its Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) of ADBU, in collaboration with Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim Manipal University, India during 12-13 February 2021.
A total of 18 research papers on sustainable development and clean energy were presented on this global agenda. ICRME-2021 brought together researchers, educators, students and policymakers from various nations including Bhutan, Algeria, Thailand, UK and India, across academia, government, industry and non-governmental organizations to discuss, share and promote current works and recent accomplishments in various aspects of green energy sector.
ICERME-21 also featured a panel discussion titled “Synergies and trade‑offs between sustainable development goals and targets, with special reference to SDG-7“. The panel discussion of the conference was aimed at bringing some pertinent issues to the attention of the policymakers, budding researchers, innovators, industry professionals and the intelligentsia of the global community. With the active support and participation from various reputed institutions including IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, Royal University of Bhutan, SMIT Sikkim, NIT Silchar, Tezpur University, Assam Engineering College, RedLemon Technologies, etc., the International Conference concluded successfully.
Sustainable energy generates opportunity – it transforms lives, economies and the planet. There are tangible health benefits to having access to electricity, and demonstrable improvement in wellbeing. Energy access, therefore, constitutes a core component of the sustainable development agenda for energy. Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG-7), as set by the United Nations General Assembly, aims to correct the enormous imbalance by ensuring everyone has access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy services by the year 2030.