Luanda — A total of 106 local and foreign exhibitors are finalising the arrangements for their participation at the 2nd edition of the International Fair of Environmental Technologies that will be held from May 31 to June 2 in Luanda.
Investors from Portugal, Brazil, China, Denmark, South Africa, Nigeria, Spain, France, Germany, USA and host Angola will be displaying environment-friendly technologies and services the country might adopt as part of its strategy for a greener economy.
Speaking to Angop on Tuesday, the National director of Environmental Technologies, António Matias, said all conditions have been put in place for the start of the 2nd edition of the event being jointly sponsored with the Luanda International Fair.
Local and foreign investors are expected to set up partnerships to bring about solutions to the sectors of energy and water, industry, oil, agriculture and forest, urbanisation and construction which are sectors that significantly affect the growth of the national economy and also cause damage to environment.
At the event going with the theme "Sustainable Energy and Water for All", 95 percent of the exhibitors will address conferences focusing on matters associated with the above mentioned sectors, with a view to promoting the mitigation of emissions of greenhouse gases and other evils that gradually damage the environment through human action.
The official recalled that this year, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 2012 as International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.
The event is intended to stimulate and boost awareness on energetic matters, including the modern services of energy for all.
Other goals are energetic availability and efficacy and use of sources of energy towards the Millennium Development Goals, sustainable development and promotion of actions at local, regional and international level.
The need for expansion of clean energy at affordable prices as crucial for the above mentioned goals are also part of the strategic purposes of the event.
Another purpose of the event is to raise awareness that the current standards of production of energy and consumption are unsustainable and threat to damage the environment at both local and global levels.