The Indo-German environmental partnership is a longstanding one, based on shared values and joint action. It involves close cooperation with Indian partners at national, state and local levels, exchanging ideas and experience on a daily basis. Dialogue was enhanced further in 2013, with the creation of the Indo-German Expert Group on Green and Inclusive Economy (IGEG).

IGEG is an interdisciplinary working group of renowned experts from leading research institutions and political think tanks in India and Germany. Its aim is 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 German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) supports the work of IGEG.  The GIZ Environmental Policy Programme in Berlin and the SUID cluster in Delhi provide assistance and facilitation.

IGEG meetings are held back-to-back with public events on related subjects to enable wide participation and foster exchange of knowledge and experience. Each meeting has a thematic focus and is prepared and facilitated jointly by an Indian and a German institution.

The topics considered to date have been: Pathways towards a Green and Inclusive Transformation (November 2013); Decoupling Economic Growth from Resource Consumption (February 2014); Sustainable Lifestyles (November 2014); and Inclusive Sustainable Cities (April 2015).

After each meeting, the experts produce a policy paper reflecting the discussion, sharing the different perspectives on the issue at hand, and enabling the debate to be extended to many other interested parties in both India and Germany.

For more information about IGEG, please contact:
Stefanie Pakleppa |stefanie.pakleppa@giz.de
Nora Wlodarksi | nora.wlodarski@giz.de | +49-30 338424-272