Germany and India Launch “GSDP Conversation Series” to Promote Sustainability

New initiative focuses on collaboration with developing countries

In a significant step towards achieving green and sustainable development goals, the German Embassy, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), has announced the launch of the “GSDP Conversation Series.” This initiative aims to foster dialogue and collaboration on tackling climate change and sustainability challenges.

The series kicked off with a focus on “Triangular Cooperation,” a model where India and Germany work alongside developing countries like Cameroon, Peru, Ghana, Benin, and Malawi to address local and global environmental issues under the umbrella of the GSDP (Green and Sustainable Development Partnership).

Underlining the importance of the GSDP as a cornerstone of India-Germany cooperation, German Ambassador H.E. Dr. Philipp Ackermann stated, “Germany is a strong and longstanding partner of India for a sustainable future. This partnership leverages our combined strengths in combating climate change, promoting green energy and mobility, and protecting biodiversity.” He emphasized the partnership’s tangible results, highlighting Germany’s commitment of over EUR 2 billion for 2022 and 2023 in projects focused on sustainable resource management, renewable energy transition, and green urban development.

The Triangular Cooperation model fosters knowledge and experience sharing between India, Germany, and partner countries in Asia, Africa, and the Indo-Pacific. This collaborative approach supports sustainable development goals, facilitates South-South cooperation, and fosters innovation. Dr. Julie Reviere, Country Director at GIZ India, highlighted the program’s significance in creating new avenues for collaboration.

The inaugural GSDP Conversation Series featured a distinguished panel discussion with representatives from the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, GIZ India, the International Bamboo and Rattan Organization, and the Ag-Hub Foundation. The event marks the beginning of a series that will be held six times a year across various Indian cities.