Conference on Green and Inclusive Economy – a contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Indo-German Think Tank Dialogue)

28 - 29 October, New Delhi (Taj Mahal Hotel, Mansingh Road, New Delhi)

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with its universal and integrated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) marks a truly historic milestone. The SDGs will give a powerful boost to the long overdue transformation of our economies towards socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable economic development that respects planetary boundaries.

The conference is being held on behalf of the Indo-German Expert Group on Green and Inclusive Economy. The Indo-German Expert Group is an interdisciplinary working group of renowned experts from leading research institutions/ political think tanks in India and Germany. It was set up in 2013 to enhance collaborative learning, contribute to informed decision-making in both countries and feed into the international debate on a green and inclusive economy. The group is supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and facilitated by the GIZ Environmental Policy Programme in Berlin and the Indo-German Environment Partnership in Delhi.

The conference provides a forum to discuss the ideas developed within the Indo-German Expert Group on Green and Inclusive Economy over the past years with Indian policy-makers and representatives of the private sector as well as civil society. The conference results are intended to provide conceptual contributions to the debate on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It consists of a series of panel discussions featuring experts from India and Germany on key issues related to a Green and Inclusive Economy, focusing on the following topics in particular:

  • Pathways towards a Green and Inclusive Transformation
  • Decoupling Economic Growth from Resource Consumption / Resource Efficiency
  • Sustainable Lifestyles
  • Inclusive Sustainable Cities

The conference will be accompanied by a high-level dinner for selected high ranking policy-makers as well as representatives from the private sector and civil society. It will provide an opportunity to exchange and discuss ideas, challenges and possibilities on how to implement strategies on Green and Inclusive Economy.

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With this conference, a first cycle of the Indo-German Expert Group on Green and Inclusive Economy is coming to an end. To discuss possible options for a continuation of the IGEG work within the group, an internal workshop will be taking place back-to-back with the conference on 30 October 2015 at Teri Gram Ecological Retreat in Delhi.