India, Denmark Agree to Strengthen ‘Green Strategic Partnership’

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India and Denmark agreed on a five-year action plan to take forward their unique “green strategic partnership” by signing four agreements aimed at boosting cooperation in green technologies and management of natural resources.

The five-year action plan for 2021-26 aims to consolidate green and low carbon growth and focuses on sectors such as water, renewable energy, climate action, circular economy, sustainable and smart cities, cooperation in intellectual property rights; maritime cooperation, food and agriculture and health and life science.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “This partnership is an example of how by collective effort, through technology, one can work for green growth while preserving the environment. Today, we not only reviewed progress made under this partnership, but reiterated our commitment to increasing cooperation on climate change in the near future.”

The green strategic partnership finalised a year ago reflected the foresight of both countries and respect for the environment, he added.

Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen said cooperation between India and Denmark is a “great example of how green growth and green transition can go hand in hand”. She noted that while Denmark has the skills in the field of green technologies, India has the scale to use them to benefit a population of more than a billion.

“Our green cooperation is now part of a very ambitious five-year joint action plan,” Frederiksen said, adding there is huge untapped potential in trade and investment.

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