News on Energy, Environment & Sustainable Development
Aug 3, 2012
| KfW, German Embassy New Delhi
To boost urban service delivery in the towns of Odisha in a manner that is both financially and environmentally sustainable, the German Government-owned development bank, KfW on Thursday, 2 August, signed a loan agreement worth 50 million euros (approximately 350 crore rupees) and a financing agreement for project development and capacity building providing a grant of 2.5 million euros (approximately 15 crore rupees) with the Government of India in Bhubaneswar.
Aug 2, 2012
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed former German President Horst Köhler, along with 26 other eminent figures, to a new committee that will issue recommendations for global growth and for the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals for 2015.
Jul 27, 2012
One-fourth of German electricity was furnished by renewable energies in the first six months of this year. Water, wind, biomass and photovoltaic power plants produced 67.9 billion kilowatt hours of electricity between January and June.
Jul 18, 2012
| Deutsche Welle, German Embassy New Delhi
The third Petersberg Climate Dialogue has wrapped up, with both Germany and Qatar saying the talks were a good preparation for the next UN climate talks in Doha.
Jul 17, 2012
| Deutsche Welle
In her keynote speech at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, Chancellor Angela Merkel told participants that they would need to regain momentum to agree on a new climate treaty.