Project Reference Profiles – India(IN1) India – Green Growth through INDC

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1
Start Date Q1  Jan 1 2018
End Date q1 Dec 30 2020
Funding Source Earmarked, Core
Actual Budget (USD) 77,905
Budget Percentage %
Actual Expenditure (USD) 78,370
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 3,416
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Royal Danish Embassy, India
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting

Project context, objectives and description

For a country like India, where development is an imperative, environmental consequences can be substantial as it will place serious constraints on natural resources such as land, water, minerals, and fossil fuels, driving up energy and commodity prices. The extent to which its economy will “grow green” will depend on its ability to reduce the quantity of resources required over time to support economic growth that leads to enhancement of social equity and job creation. Green growth could play an important role in balancing these priorities. 

However, managing fiscal deficits and public debts are two key challenges for national policy making, which could make technological change required for green growth more difficult. Fiscal considerations and trade balance will also continue to be important drivers for shaping India’s macro-economic policy. Hence, it becomes essential to understand and maximize the development benefits, such as on such as income, energy access, and trade, of green growth interventions across all key sectors. 

The project objective is to demonstrate that Green Growth and development measures bring about a positive change by lifting additional people above poverty, thereby impacting the key education and health indicators as well. These green growth interventions include increased share of renewable energy (RE), sustainable agriculture practices, better natural resource management, and structural changes within industry and infrastructure sector. This project is aligned with IO1. Strengthened national, sub-national and local green growth planning, financing and institutional frameworks and IO2. Increased green growth investment flows which enable partner governments to implement green growth policies. 

Implementation of low carbon green growth strategies requires concerted policy action and interventions through i.) Mainstreaming Green Growth in decision-making processes ii.) Addressing data gaps iii.) Mobilizing finance iv.) Commissioning pilots and technology demonstration Pilots v.) Enhancing financial, technical, and institutional capacities of government as well as the voluntary sector vi.) Understanding emerging issues. GGGI will play the role of the facilitator and technical support for policy and project interventions.  

Type of services provided, and results achieved

ImpactGreen Growth through increased clean forms of energy and reduced carbon footprint leads to sustainable and inclusive development. 

Outcome: Feasibility assessed for commercialization of vegetable-based biogas generation for three municipalities and biogas action plan developed for one priority municipality of Bangalore   

Project Outputs completed in 2019: 

i. Green Growth Policies:N/A

ii. Green Investments: 

  • Advisory outputs for inform investment proposalsDipstick Study & National Workshop where GGGI studied the potential of biogas production from vegetable waste in three selected cities of India – Ghaziabad, Bhopal and Bangalore. Carried out a dipstick (preliminary) study to establish a business case for commercialization of biogas from wholesale vegetable market waste in selected cities. The study undertook a ground-level analysis of the business case for commercialization of biogas from wholesale vegetable market waste. It was followed by a National Workshop. 
  • Detailed Assessment Study where GGGI undertook detailed study of Fruit and Vegetable Market of Bengaluru, Karnataka to develop Business Model for the commercialization of Compressed Biogas (CBG) / BioCNG production utilizing the waste generated from fruit and vegetable markets of Bengaluru. 

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products:  

  • Total of 3 capacity building activity including National Workshop in Delhi, INBIOM Innovation for Biomass in Denmark, and EU-India Urban Forum 

Number of staff provided

Project Manager: Shantanu Gotmare 

Donovan Storey, Unnikrishnan 


News • November 1, 2018

GGGI-ICAPP Special Workshop on Green Cities & Air Quality Improvement

On November 1, GGGI co-hosted a Special Workshop on Green Cities & Air Quality Improvement with the International Conference on Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The joint workshop brought together 18 ICAPP representatives of 14 Asian political parties to share knowledge on green smart cities, especially focusing on Asian urban areas. […]

News • May 29, 2018

Visit by Alex McBratney, ‘Nobel Prize’ Winner for Soil Science

Seoul, Korea – May 29 – The Sustainable Landscapes Thematic team based at the GGGI Seoul headquarters, led by Annawati van Paddenburg, organized a special learning session today on the topic of Enhancing Soil Function for Green Growth – Soil Security. GGGI invited Prof Alex McBratney from the University of Sydney to highlight the importance of soil security, […]

News • April 16, 2019

Beyond the Pitch program held in UAE

Supported by the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and the Global Green Growth Institute, Beyond the Pitch seeks to offer guidance and innovation opportunities to the next generation of UAE’s startup entrepreneurs who look to address themes aligned with the priorities of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Economy. Open to youth […]

Identifying synergies between Green Growth actions across national strategies and implementing priority options
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source C
Actual Budget (USD) 388,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting