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India and Germany under the co-chairmanship of the Federal Chancellor and Prime Minister held the sixth round of Intergovernmental Consultation.
What are the key highlights from the consultation?
Indo-German Partnership for Green and Sustainable Development: The partnership aims to intensify bilateral, triangular and multilateral cooperation and link it with the strong commitment of both sides on the implementation of the Paris Agreement and SDGs.
Under this partnership, Germany intends to strengthen its financial and technical cooperation and other assistance to India with a long-term goal of at least 10 billion Euros of new and additional commitments till 2030.
Indo-German Renewable Energy Partnership: It focuses on innovative solar energy and other renewables, including the associated challenges for electricity grids, storage and market design to facilitate a just energy transition.
The partnership would also support the creation of a circular economy for solar technologies.
Develop an Indo-German green hydrogen roadmap based on the inputs by the Indo-German green hydrogen task force supported by the Indo-German energy forum.
Establish lighthouse cooperation on “Agroecology and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources” to benefit the rural population and small-scale farmers in India. Especially in terms of income, food security, climate resilience, improved soil, biodiversity, forest restoration and water availability and to promote the Indian experience globally.
Indo-German Collaboration Acknowledged
SDG Urban Index: The collaboration between NITI Aayog and BMZ in developing the country’s first SDG Urban Index & Dashboard (2021-22). The dashboard is aimed at strengthening SDG localization at the city level and for fostering data-driven decision-making as well as plans for further SDG implementation at the state and district level.
Both countries welcomed the Women Involvement in Science and Engineering Research(WISER) program. The program facilitates lateral entry of women researchers into ongoing S&T projects and paired early career fellowships creating an inclusive ecosystem for the Indo-German S&T cooperation.
Source: The post is based on the article “Joint Statement: 6th India-Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations” published in PIB on 2nd May 2022.