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GIZ has been operating in India for 60 years. Currently more than 300 staff members, including 25 seconded personnel and 10 integrated experts are handling sustainable development measures worth about 50 million euros per annum.

India belongs to the major emerging economies and the G20. Despite the country’s rapidly growing economy, poverty and social issues remain a challenge. The burgeoning population and accelerated urbanisation in the country have resulted in an environment at risk, and greenhouse gas emissions that continue to spiral upwards. GIZ supports its Indian partners in achieving sustainable and inclusive growth.

Environment: Individual cities, federal states and the central government are implementing ambitious programmes with GIZ to remedy the disastrous environmental conditions in settlements and industrial zones. These include the introduction of economic incentives at national level to adopt activities that conserve natural resources. In rural areas, rural development policy is to be adapted to bring it into line with the threats posed by climate Change.

Energy: Our advisory services aim to improve energy efficiency in coal-fired power stations and in the use of electricity. One factor is the introduction of efficient refrigeration systems. We are, of course, also promoting the use of renewables. Pilot projects introduce German technologies, while new institutions like associations and specialised authorities are establishing an enabling environment for the use of these Technologies.

Private sector: GIZ is promoting small and medium enterprises, improving responsible business management and reforming financial systems to make them accessible to poor population groups. The Indian Government is introducing an across-the-board social welfare system in partnership with GIZ. One major component is health insurance for all Indians. We are advising individual federal states in the field of vocational training based on the German model.

Our clients are the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), and increasingly also Indian public sector clients and Indian industry.

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Environment and climate change



Centre for international Migration and Development (CIM)

Office contact

GIZ Office India
Country Director
Wolfgang Hannig

Office address
GIZ Office India
21, Jor Bagh

Postal Address
GIZ Office India B-5/2, Safdarjung Enclave
New Delhi 110 029

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