Indo-German cooperation on low-carbon development can reach far beyond should dialogue on and provision of German support for an Indian low-carbon energy mix. Germany, in turn, should seek inspiration from India as well. An Indo-German dialogue on low-carbon development should therefore allow exchange in partnership on more fundamental aspects of a low-carbon development such as sustainable guiding principles, lifestyles, sustainable business concepts and economic and governance structures.
In regard to low-carbon development, there is not only a lot to learn from each other in an open Indo-German dialogue but also a lot to jointly develop.
Rixa Schwarz (Germanwatch) and Sanjay Vashist (CANSA)