Pakistan Seeks Danish Support to Achieve 40% Renewable Energy Share by 2025

Pakistan is seeking Denmark’s support in achieving a significant shift towards renewable energy. The Interim Minister of Energy, Muhammad Ali, held a meeting with Danish Ambassador Jacob Linulf to discuss Pakistan’s National Electricity Plan 2023. This plan aims to boost the share of renewable energy in Pakistan’s energy mix to 40% by 2025 and 60% by 2030. Pakistan recognizes the importance of transitioning to cleaner and greener energy sources due to its vulnerability to climate change impacts.

During the meeting, the two nations discussed Denmark’s expertise and experience in the field of renewable energy. Pakistan hopes to benefit from Denmark’s knowledge to realize its climate change targets and Sustainable Development Goals. The focus was on expanding sustainable energy generation, particularly through wind and solar resources.

Muhammad Ali stressed the significance of the power sector in mitigating climate change and highlighted the government’s commitment to a just energy transition. They aim to gradually reduce tariffs and utilize indigenous resources. Collaboration with Denmark, which has already completed its energy transition, is seen as a valuable partnership.

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Additionally, the Danish Energy Transmission Initiative (DETI) was a key point of discussion, with a focus on energy planning and modeling, as well as the integration of renewable energy.

This collaborative effort aligns with the global agenda on climate change, as the upcoming Conference of Parties (COP28) was also addressed. Overall, Pakistan seeks Denmark’s support to accelerate its transition to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly energy future.

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