Climate Smart Cities Completed

Project Leads: Ernst Doering
01 Jun 2018 to 30 Nov 2022

Dynamic urbanization, rapid population growth, and changing consumer and mobility behavior are posing challenges to India’s urban infrastructure. As key sources of greenhouse gas emissions, cities p...
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Development and Management of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) Completed

Project Leads: Mohammed El-Khawad
01 Sep 2013 to 31 Aug 2020

The project supported the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) of India in developing two concepts for NAMAs, including the corresponding MRV systems. Both sectors (waste and fo...
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Development of National Framework for Electronic People's Biodiversity Registers in India On-going

Project Leads: Ravindra Singh
01 Oct 2023 to 30 Sep 2026

Safeguarding biodiversity and ecosystems is crucial to meet the demands for food, medicine, fuel, and water, as well as to provide livelihood security. The project contributes to India’s growing eff...
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Energy Efficient Cooling On-going

Project Leads: Nitin Jain
01 Jul 2019 to 31 Dec 2025

The building cooling sector in India mainly uses decentralized individual systems that have high levels of energy consumption and use climate-damaging refrigerants. The government, working together wi...
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Energy Storage for Renewable Energy Integration in India (StoREin) On-going

Project Leads: Bernhard Voelcker
01 Sep 2022 to 31 Jul 2029

India aims to integrate a total of 500 gigawatts of non-fossil energy capacity by 2030. In support of this goal, the project is focused on creating favorable framework conditions for the introduction ...
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Green Freight India On-going

Project Leads: Daniel Moser
01 Jan 2019 to 30 Apr 2024

India’s freight transport sector offers enormous potential for climate mitigation and sustainable economic development by increasing its efficiency, shifting road-based freight to railways and ships...
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India Sustainable Mobility Initiative On-going

Project Leads: Aswathy Dilip
01 Sep 2015 to 31 Mar 2024

To provide efficient mobility for the 200 million new urban dwellers expected by 2030 and mitigate the use of private vehicles and GHG emissions, India must achieve a dramatic increase in high-quality...
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Indo-German Support Project for Climate Action in India On-going

Project Leads: Vaibhav Rathi
01 Apr 2021 to 31 Mar 2026

The Indian government is targeting an unconditional reduction in emissions by 33% to 35% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels, according to Indian NDC. The project supports the Ministry of Environment, For...
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Institutionalisation of Capacities on Climate Change Studies and Action (ICCC; formerly NICCSA) Completed

Project Leads: Dwivedi Shailendra
01 Jan 2016 to 31 Jan 2023

The Indian Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) is planning to establish a National Institute for Climate Change Studies and Action (NICCSA) to improve climate change cooperati...
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Integration of Renewable Energies into the Indian Electricity System (I-RE) Completed

Project Leads: Winfried Damm
01 Dec 2014 to 31 Jan 2023

Despite ambitious targets, the development of renewable energies in India has so far fallen short of the government’s expectations. Decentralized Photovoltaic (PV) installations, especially on roofs...
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