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Our Mission

To enhance and deepen cooperation between India and Germany in the energy sector, the German Chancellor and the Indian Prime Minister established the Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF) at the Hannover Fair in April 2006. The process focuses on both promoting private sector activities and putting in place an enabling environment so as to further develop the market for power plant technologies, energy efficiency and renewable energies in India.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel shaking hands.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

IGEF facilitates a constructive dialogue between decision makers in government and industry on:

  • sustainable energy supply and energy use
  • the development of markets for power plant technologies, energy efficiency and renewable energies
  • support strategic private-sector activities such as pilot and demonstration projects
  • collaborative projects involving Indian and German private businesses.

India and Germany share the concern of adapting energy systems to limit Green House Gas Emissions, while respecting the internationally accepted principal of "common but differentiated responsibilities". Taking into account this principle, Germany has committed to reducing its overall and per capita emissions. India, whose growing economy will require an overall increase in energy supplies, has committed to keeping per capita emissions below the average levels in the developed countries. 

Thus, both countries aim at increasing reliance on renewable energy sources, and improving energy efficiency. Both India and Germany consider that meeting the energy challenge is also an opportunity to become world leaders in one of the 21st century's growth industry: green energy. Thus, both countries have adopted policies to encourage the growth of renewable energy and energy efficient industries.

Our Experts

Tobias Winter

Tobias Winter

Director

director(at)energyforum.in

Anil Kumar Bellary

Anil Kumar Bellary

Co-Director

codirector(at)energyforum.in

Theresa Jocham

Theresa Jocham

Private Sector Advisor

privatesector(at)energyforum.in

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