On Saturday, officials from India’s various energy and environment ministries met with Jochen Flasbarth (State Secretary at the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development) to discuss ways of enhancing cooperation between the two countries in the area of renewables and climate neutrality.
In a tweet, the German official stated that India and Germany discussed a collaboration to increase power generation from renewable sources to 500GW by 2030 and reach ‘Climate Neutrality by 2070.
Meetings were held with officials from India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of Power, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), and Ministry of Coal.
Flasbarth and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shrilla met earlier on Thursday to discuss Economic Cooperation and Development, as well as bilateral relations and cooperation in development.
Flasbarth visited India for a two-day trip on Friday, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s May visit to Germany.
“The next meeting will be extremely relevant at this crucial time. Climate neutrality will be one of the issues. Jochen Flasbarth earlier today stated that PM Modi had set 2070 as the target year for climate neutrality.
A senior German ministry official said that Germany was in discussions with India to establish a wider green and sustainable partnership.
He stated that Germany was looking to strengthen its green and sustainable partnership with India.