Supporting climate action in India

Indo-German Support Project for Climate Action in India

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  • Commissioning Party

    Federal German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)

  • Country
  • Lead executing agency


  • Overall term

    2021 to 2026

  • Products and expertise

    Climate, Environment, Management of Natural Resources

People in India walk through waist high water in the streets


The project supports climate policies and national programmes by developing climate co-benefit methodologies in the focus areas Circular Economy/Resource Efficiency and Biodiversity/ Forests to contribute to the achievement of India’s NDCs. The project cooperates with public and private sector companies for low carbon pathways utilising climate co-benefit methodologies for accelerating climate finance. It also implements the IKI India Interface function for all Indian projects of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German government.

Group picture of the participants of the IKI India Networking Workshop 2022


Climate co-benefit methodologies in the focus areas circular economy and resource efficiency as well as biodiversity and forests are contributing to India’s NDC implementation.


The project aims to develop and apply climate co-benefit methodologies for national programmes that do not have a climate focus. The methodologies will measure climate impacts, e.g., of circular economy/resource efficiency programmes, particularly the ban on single-use plastics, the Urban Forestry Scheme and policies dedicated to wetlands. Activities include:

  1. Developing models of public and private sector collaboration for implementing climate co-benefit approaches. The methodologies can be used by public and private sector companies for trading on carbon markets, thus accelerating investments in low-carbon pathways To this end, demonstration projects will be designed and implemented in cooperation with the Standing Committee of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) and the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).
  2. Implementing the interface function for all Indian projects under the German Government’s International Climate Initiative (IKI). This includes fostering synergies and knowledge exchange and supporting the climate and biodiversity dialogue between Germany and India in the context of the 2030 Agenda, the Indo-German Environmental Forum and the Indo-German Green and Sustainable Development Partnership GSDP.

Last update: May 2023

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