Overall Objective

To support policy design, improve institutional capacities, implement on-the-ground projects and mobilize green finance around energy and water security aligned to India’s SDG and NDC targets.

Contact
Saurab Babu

Technical Project Assistant

Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding
Embassy of Denmark in India
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Denmark: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Implementation Partner

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM)
USAID – MAITREE
Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA)

 

Government Counterpart

International Solar Alliance (ISA)
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC)
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG)
Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD)
Ministry of Commerce & Industry (MoC&I)
NITI Aayog
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
Tea Board India
Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC)
State governments of Assam, West Bengal, Karnakata, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh
State Innovation and Transformation Aayog (SITA), Assam

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.

GGGI’s work in India will, therefore, support environmentally sustainable and economically viable development by engaging in policy discussions, supporting project implementation and mobilizing green investments.

To date, GGGI has engaged with several government counterparts, implementing partners and resource partners in areas of sustainable energy, improved urban waste management, climate resilient livelihoods, low-cost rural green housing, sustainable landscapes management and Sustainable Development Goals.

News

News • June 2, 2021

GGGI signs MoU with India’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

June 1, 2021, New Delhi, India – Today, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG), Government of India as a knowledge partner under the Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) scheme for the development of Compressed Biogas (CBG), also known as […]

News • March 22, 2021

NTPC signs MoU with IIFM, Bhopal for Narmada Landscape Restoration Project – Press Information Bureau

December 7, 2020 – NTPC Ltd., one of India’s largest integrated energy company and a PSU under Ministry of Power, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal, on December 4, to implement the Narmada Landscape Restoration Project. GGGI, with funding support from the United States Agency for International […]

News • June 12, 2019

15 shortlisted participants of the Greenpreneurs 2019 program to take part in a global competition

June 12, Seoul, Republic of Korea – Out of more than 200 participants, 15 were shortlisted from GGGI’s Member countries and countries where GGGI has operations, including Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Jordan, Morocco, Nepal, the Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, the UAE, and Vanuatu. This year, GGGI is pleased to have a variety of project ideas designed […]

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

IN09
Thematic Areas
Countries
IN09 Utility scale 150MW ground mounted solar PV project for new highway corridor in Maharashtra, India
Start Date Q1 26-02-2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 54,470
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Solar Energy
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IN22
Countries
IN22 Road map for Electric Vehicle (EV) adoption and charging infrastructure for the urban freight sector in Maharashtra
Start Date Q3 20-08-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Sustainable Transport
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IN23
Thematic Areas
Countries
IN23 BioCNG Programme – India
Start Date Q1 01-01-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
View
IN25
Thematic Areas
Countries
IN25 GGGI – ISA partnership for one million solar pump initiative
Start Date Q1 01-01-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Solar Energy
View
IN12
Countries
IN12 Narmada Landscape Restoration Project
Start Date Q2 15-6-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 3,500,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
View
IN05
Thematic Areas
Countries
IN05 Greening Rural Housing in India through PMAY-G
Start Date Q1 May 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 55,736
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
View
IN08
Thematic Areas
Countries
IN08 Greening of commodity value chains
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 104,886
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
IN01
Thematic Areas
Countries
IN01 Green Growth through NDCs
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 77,905
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
IN02
Countries
IN02 Climate-resilient and gender-inclusive MGNREGA based on Mission Water Conservation
Start Date Q1 Sept 1 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 22,617
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
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Thematic Areas
Countries
India Financial Instrument for Off-grid Energy
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
View

Reports

India-Nepal Electric Mobility Knowledge Exchange #ElectricVehicles  • electric bus  • Public vehicles  • India State Transport Undertaking  • India
Report
India-Nepal Electric Mobility Knowledge Exchange

#ElectricVehicles  • electric bus  • Public vehicles  • India State Transport Undertaking  • India  • Nepal  • Sustainable Transport  • green transportation

Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets Caribbean  • Ecuador  • PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report
Report
Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets

Caribbean  • Ecuador  • PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • Denmark  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • India  • Jordan  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Philippines  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • UAE  • Saint Lucia  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Hungary  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Myanmar  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Indonesia  • México  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Fiji  • India
Report
Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation

Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Fiji  • India  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Viet Nam  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Vanuatu

Review of GGGI’s experience to design and operationalize NFVs to finance climate and green growth policy implementation Colombia  • Costa Rica  • India  • Jordan  • Mongolia
Report
Review of GGGI’s experience to design and operationalize NFVs to finance climate and green growth policy implementation

Colombia  • Costa Rica  • India  • Jordan  • Mongolia  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Ethiopia  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Localising SDGs: Early Lessons from India India  • Cross Cutting
Report
Localising SDGs: Early Lessons from India

India  • Cross Cutting

Investing Green – A Case For Waste To BioCNG in Bengaluru, India India  • Green Cities
Report
Investing Green – A Case For Waste To BioCNG in Bengaluru, India

India  • Green Cities

SDG India Index – Baseline Report 2018 India  • Cross Cutting
Report
SDG India Index – Baseline Report 2018

India  • Cross Cutting

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  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
Report
Implementation Roadmap for Karnataka Micro Irrigation Policy

India  • Forest (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

Samrat Ray

Senior Programs Officer

Anshu Yadav

Bioenergy Officer

Nitika Wadhwa

Senior Assistant, Finance Administration and Communications

Lakhan Patidar

Technical Project Assistant

Devendra Singh Deekhat

Accounts and Finance Assistant

Ajay Kumar Singh

Senior Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Assistant

Nitesh Kumar

Senior Project Officer

Saurab Babu

Technical Project Assistant

Nishant Bhardwaj

Country Representative India and CoP Lead (Energy)