Rapid economic growth in India has led to a surge in industrialisation, urbanisation and increased pressure on natural resources. Adding to the environmental load through
increased pollution and accelerated resource degradation, this is posing a great challenge to human health and sustainable development.
Indo-German development cooperation addresses the country’s concerns in terms of environment and climate change. It specifically focuses on the areas of natural resource management and urban environment protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and innovative green technologies.
Germany and India signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperating in the field of environmental protection as far back as September 1998. Since then, cooperation has also expanded to management of waste, water and renewable energies.