Supporting climate action in India

Project description

Title: Indo-German Support project for Climate Action in India​​​​​​​
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)​​​​​​​
Country​​​​​​​: India​​​​​​​
Lead executing agency: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India​​
Overall term: 2021 to 2026


In India, programmes that focus on areas other than climate policy often do not consider their climate impact. If the climate impact has no influence on the economic efficiency of a measure, private sector actors do not take it into account. As a result, there is a lack of information that affects India’s fulfilment of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

The Indo-German Support Project for Climate Action in India addresses this knowledge gap by developing methodologies to assess climate co-benefits in focus areas circular economy, resource efficiency as well as forests and biodiversity.


Climate co-benefits methodologies that focus on the circular economy and resource efficiency as well as biodiversity and forests in national policies and programmes are contributing towards fulfilling India’s NDCs.

Participants in the IKI India Networking Workshop 2022


  • The project is developing methodologies for programmes of the Indian Government that do not have a climate focus to calculate climate co-benefits, measured in greenhouse gas emissions or carbon sinks. This contributes towards the accurate reporting of mitigation and adaptation impacts to support India’s NDC commitments. The methodologies can also be used by public and private sector companies for trading on carbon markets, thus accelerating investments in low-carbon pathways.
  • The project promotes public-private sector collaboration and focuses on intense support for public and private sector enterprises including the umbrella organisation Standing Committee of Public Enterprises and Confederation of Indian Industries.
  • The project functions as an interface for IKI projects in India to foster synergies within the climate portfolio of German ministries in India. It also supports the climate and biodiversity dialogue between Germany and India in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the Indo-German Environmental Forum.

Last update: December 2022

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