Overall Objective

To support the design of an innovative debt fund to unlock the decentralized renewable energy market by making available capital to enterprises for capital expenditure and working capital requirements, and at the same time help develop an ecosystem of investors, lenders, and development institutions.

Strategic Outcome Targets

GHG Reductions Target Setting in Progress
Green Jobs Target Setting in Progress
Sustainable Services Target Setting in Progress
Air Quality Target Setting in Progress
Ecosystem Services Target Setting in Progress
Enhanced Adaptation to Climate Change Target Setting in Progress
Contact
Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding

Implementation Partner

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA)

Yes Bank

Government Counterpart

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC)

Context

As the third largest economy and the fourth largest energy consumer in the world, India’s development trajectory and action will have a decisive impact on global efforts to limit GHG emissions. India’s NDC is ambitious and reflects its commitment to share the burden; however, much depends on enabling a domestic policy environment, implementation support, and international finance.

More than 50 million households in India currently lack access to electricity, while hundreds of millions struggle with a reliable and affordable supply of electricity, a major constraint to poverty reduction. A primary focus of GGGI’s work in India is, therefore, to increase access to clean electricity to rural households and businesses, thereby increasing their economic potential.

News

News • August 2, 2018

Interview with Shantanu Gotmare, GGGI’s Country Representative for India

GGGI was invited by India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to showcase its work on the ground in an exhibition pavilion on the sidelines of World Environment Day 2018 in New Delhi. The GGGI India team had an opportunity to promote GGGI’s strategic partnerships with the Green Climate Fund and the NDC […]

News • March 13, 2018

Greening India for a sustainable tomorrow

Greening India for a sustainable tomorrow MARCH 13, 2018 DR. FRANK RIJSBERMAN, DIRECTOR-GENERAL, GLOBAL GREEN GROWTH INSTITUTE (GGGI) Actions taken today in the pursuit of environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive growth path in India stand to benefit more than 17 percent of the world’s population. A sustainable future for India carries an impact for the subcontinent […]

News • January 31, 2018

Mr. Shantanu Gotmare to Lead GGGI’s India Programs as Country Representative for India

New Delhi, India – January 31, 2018 – Mr. Shantanu Gotmare, who is an IAS officer of 2004 batch, will lead and manage GGGI’s India programs as the new Country Representative for India. Based out of New Delhi, Mr. Gotmare seeks to build a stronger GGGI presence in India, supporting the National and State Governments […]

News • November 24, 2015

Cut carbon, not growth

Are countries which have not been responsible over decades, perhaps even over centuries, for huge greenhouse gas emissions, promoting global warming now obliged to cut on their CO2 emissions in global interest? Even if they were, aren’t Western industralised countries morally and politically obliged to provide technology and funds to enable India and other industrialising […]

News • May 6, 2015

India has become a lot less defensive on climate policy and action: Yvo de Boer

From the Economic Times: NEW DELHI: India has become a lot less defensive about climate change under the Modi administration and the country’s aggressive renewable energy push and claim to a leadership role could make an important difference at the year-end negotiations in Paris, atop climate expert said. Yvo de Boer, who served as executive […]

News • March 31, 2015

GGGI Director-General Q&A at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

Revolve Media speaks with Yvo de Boer, Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) about including environmental costs in economic growth models. Read the full interview.

News • March 20, 2015

Himachal Pradesh to go in for 100 electric buses

The electric buses offer multiple advantages over conventional internal combustion engine buses in terms of higher torque to power ratio, regenerative breaking, zero emissions, low noise levels. All these benefits are relevant in hilly terrain like that of Himachal Pradesh. The HRTC has also joined hands with Delhi based Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) to […]

News • February 10, 2015

Ideas for future IPCC reports

A New Delhi discussion on the IPCC’s future focused on synergies in research and inclusivity, writes Nick Perkins. The Delhi Sustainable Development Summit now in its 16th year is a formidable affair — an inspired combination of activism, research, seminar and symbolic communication. Plastic-free and vegetarian, this year’s edition (5—7 February) managed to attract Arnold Schwarzenegger to its opening […]

News • December 10, 2014

Climate change to hit Karnataka harder than other states: Experts

Climate experts have warned that Karnataka is likely to be more vulnerable to climate change in India than other states. A report, ‘Transitioning towards climate-resilient development in Karnataka,’ has been prepared by 26 experts from institutions based in Karnataka (including Bengaluru), London and New Delhi under the leadership of Prof N H Ravindranath and Prof […]

News • December 8, 2014

Development Not at Cost of nature

BENGALURU: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said  his government is taking steps to ensure that development does not come at the cost of environment. He was speaking after releasing a report on the State’s Green Growth Strategy prepared by Bangalore Climate Change Initiative-Karnataka (BCCI-K) on Saturday. Expressing concern over climate change, Siddaramaiah said the government has taken […]

Projects

Project
India Financial Instrument for Off-grid Energy
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Project
India – Green Growth through NDC
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 1 371 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Reports

Electric Buses in India: Technology, Policy and Benefits India  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting
Report
Electric Buses in India: Technology, Policy and Benefits

India  • Green Cities  • Cross Cutting

Implementation Roadmap for Karnataka Micro Irrigation Policy India  • Sustainable Landscapes
Report
Implementation Roadmap for Karnataka Micro Irrigation Policy

India  • Sustainable Landscapes

GGGI and TERI reports on climate resilient inclusive green growth and sustainable development in India India
Report
GGGI and TERI reports on climate resilient inclusive green growth and sustainable development in India

India

Urban Green Growth Strategies for Indian Cities – Vol. 1 India  • Green Cities
Report
Urban Green Growth Strategies for Indian Cities – Vol. 1

India  • Green Cities

Green Growth Strategies for Indian Cities – Vol 3 India  • Green Cities
Report
Green Growth Strategies for Indian Cities – Vol 3

India  • Green Cities

Green Growth Strategies for Indian Cities – Vol 2 India  • Green Cities
Report
Green Growth Strategies for Indian Cities – Vol 2

India  • Green Cities

Green Growth Strategy for Karnataka India  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green Growth Strategy for Karnataka

India  • Cross Cutting

GGGI In-Country Staff

Shantanu Gotmare

Country Representative, India

Unnikrishnan Nair

Lead, India Program

Karthik Gopavarapu

Sr Assistant - Programs