India and Germany are joining forces in adapting to climate change. A kick-off workshop was inaugurated by Deputy Chief of Mission Dr. Jasper Wieck on 1st November in New Delhi.
The two-day workshop is part of the East Africa Peru India Climate Capacities (EPICC) project, which in turn falls under the framework of Germany’s International Climate Imitative (IKI). It is supported by the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany. Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) is leading the project with its partners - The Energy and resources Institute (TERI) in New Delhi and the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), Germany’s National Meteorological Service.
The goal of the project is to strengthen resilience against disruptive weather phenomena and climate change at national, regional and local level in the three partner countries: India, Peru and Tanzania. The workshop brought together scientists and researchers from India and Germany to hold deliberations for reducing the gap between climate research and its application in policy, business and societal decisions particularly in the areas of agriculture, water resources and migration.
Dr. Jasper Wieck, Deputy Chief of Mission, German Embassy New Delhi, inaugurated the Workshop along with Dr. Ajay Mathur, DG, TERI and Dr. K.J. Ramesh, DG, India Meteorological Department, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India. The duration of the project is from 2018-2021. Germany funds the project with 4.8m euros.