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India and Germany have launched bilateral talks aimed at strengthening cooperation on the Sustainable Development Goals, energy transformation, emerging technologies and agro-ecology. This information was given in an official statement released on Monday.
It started with the NITI Aayog-BMZ dialogue based on cooperation in development, the statement said. The talks were held between the Government of India’s think-tank NITI Aayog and Germany’s Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). According to the statement, the two sides discussed the ongoing partnership and identified possible cooperation in areas that could lead to concrete outcomes and lessons for India and Germany.
NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Suman Berry drew attention to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal responsibility for sustainable behavior, which is included in his Lifestyle for Environment (LIFE) initiative, the statement said. German Federal Minister Svenja Schulze said that India is a global partner for Germany in the European Union and G7. “We look forward to the G20 to be chaired by India in 2023, and stand ready to support India for a stronger agenda on climate action and sustainable development at that time,” he said.
According to the statement, both NITI Aayog and BMZ reiterated their commitment to strengthen SDG localization at the urban level and to collaborate with the incentive system for capacity building and implementation to enhance SDG implementation in the context of climate change at the country level. . During the discussions, both sides emphasized the need to deepen engagement on cooperation for agro-ecology and natural resources.