India & Denmark agree to work together on green fuels including green hydrogen

What is the News?

India and Denmark have agreed to initiate joint research and development on green fuels, including green hydrogen.

This joint research is a part of the already adopted Green Strategic Partnership – Action Plan 2020-2025.

What is the India-Denmark Green Strategic Partnership?

India-Denmark had launched the Green Strategic Partnership during the virtual summit between the two PMs in September 2020.

The partnership is a mutually beneficial arrangement to advance political cooperation, expand economic relations promote green growth, create jobs and strengthen cooperation on addressing global challenges and opportunities.  

Focus sectors identified under the partnership include water, urban development, renewable energy and intellectual property rights and working groups for each have been instituted in both countries.  

Under the partnership, a joint action plan has also been prepared. As per the plan, Danish companies with the pertinent technologies and expertise will help India in meeting its air pollution control targets, specifically the key problem of burning crop stubble.

The plan also includes cooperative efforts in water efficiency, construction of India-Denmark energy parks and an India-Denmark skill institute to train Indian manpower. 

What is the significance of this Green Strategic Partnership(GSP)?

This partnership signifies the two countries’ commitment to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and contribute to the mitigation of the global climate crisis. 

Source: This post is based on the article India & Denmark agree to work together on green fuels including green hydrogenpublished in PIB on 20th January 2022.

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