News on Energy, Environment & Sustainable Development

German Energiewende exhibition inaugurates at the TERI University

Mar 21, 2018 | IGEF
German Energiewende exhibition inaugurated at the TERI University

The German Federal Foreign Office has put together the exhibition “Germany’s Energiewende”- German Energy Transition, which is being presented for the first time in India. This travelling exhibition explains the German Energy Transition, highlighting the importance of energy efficiency and renewable energy for the future.

Women need prospects: 'Pehchan' - women’s shelter and community centre

Mar 14, 2018 | German Embassy New Delhi
German Embassy Staff at the Pehchan Women's Shelter

The German Embassy supports the organisation 'Shakti Shalini' through donations like sewing machines, furniture or electrical appliances, in order to improve the facilities in Pehchan women’s shelter and to increase the range of courses. Three staff members of the German Embassy visited Shakti Shalini and interacted with the women.

Women Empowerment in Haryana

Feb 5, 2018 | German Embassy New Delhi

Clean water is a precious good and crucial for a healthy and happy life. That is why in 2017, the German Embassy in New Delhi supported a group of women entrepreneurs in the villages around Gurgaon, Haryana.

Germany and India sign a loan of 20 million Euro for the promotion of hydropower in India

Dec 21, 2017 | German Embassy New Delhi
Representative of German Development Bank, KfW, German Ambassador to India, Dr. Martin Ney, Joint Secretary, S. Selvakumar, Department for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, GoI & representative of North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd. (NEEPCO)

In the presence of the German Ambassador Dr. Martin Ney and the Joint Secretary S. Selvakumar (Department for Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Finance), representatives of the German Development Bank (KfW) and North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd. (NEEPCO) signed a loan agreement of 20 million Euro for the continuing construction of the Pare hydroelectric plant (Pare HEP). This increases the sum of German commitments for hydropower projects in India to 450 million Euros.

UN Climate Change Conference: Important progress made

Nov 21, 2017 | 2017 The Press and Information Office of the Federal Government
COP 23 beendet

Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks has reported that the Climate Change Conference has made good progress on implementing the Paris Agreement. The conference was also the first demonstrably environmentally friendly UN Climate Change Conference. At the end of the conference Barbara Hendricks was presented with an EU certificate that reflects this.

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