Overall Objective

GGGI in India aims to support evidence based policy design, developing institutional capacities and mobilizing green finance to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) targets.

Contact
Nishant Bhardwaj

Country Representative India and Global Lead (Sustainable Energy)

Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding

United States Agency for International Development

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea

Implementation Partner

Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM)

PTC Financial Services (PFS)

Petronet LNG Limited

Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL)

New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP)

International Solar Alliance (ISA)

Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC)

The World Bank

Indian Potash Limited

Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency

Energy Efficiency Services Limited

 

Government Counterpart

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC)
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG)
Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD)
Ministry of Commerce & Industry (MoC&I)
NITI Aayog
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
Tea Board India
State governments of Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Karnakata, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh
State Innovation and Transformation Aayog (SITA), Assam

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of Madhya Pradesh

New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of AP Ltd (NREDCAP)

Context

The third largest economy and the fourth largest energy consumer in the world, India’s development trajectory and action will have a decisive impact on global efforts to limit GHG emissions. India’s NDC is ambitious and reflects its commitment to share the burden; however, much depends on enabling a domestic policy environment, implementation support, and international finance.

GGGI’s work in India will, therefore, support environmentally sustainable and economically viable development by engaging in policy discussions, supporting project implementation and mobilizing green investments.

To date, GGGI has engaged with several government counterparts, implementing partners and resource partners in areas of sustainable energy, improved urban waste management, climate resilient livelihoods, low-cost rural green housing, sustainable landscapes management and Sustainable Development Goals.

News

News • September 29, 2022

NLRP conducts Capacity Needs Assessment Survey

Narmada landscape Restoration project (NLRP) that engages deeply with the community to increase their participation, undertook a Needs assessment Survey between 19th to 24th September 2022. Using Focussed Group Discussion (FGDs) that included farmers, forest dependent communities and women, the survey identified the existing knowledge and understanding of the Narmada Catchment community on various aspects […]

News • September 22, 2022

GGGI on just energy transition at T20 in Indonesia

The T20 Indonesia Summit targeted to develop policy recommendations to help the G20 countries progress in global health architecture, digital transformation, and energy transition as of 2022. Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), represented by India Country Representative, & DD Green Investment Services (Global), Nishant Bhardwaj, spoke at the plenary session under T20 Indonesia highlighting the […]

News • August 25, 2022

Ban Ki-Moon’s visit to India

President of the Assembly and Chairman of the Council of Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Mr. Ban Ki Moon visited GGGI India’s office today. His visit inspired the team members and strengthened their resolve to contribute to India’s transition toward Green Growth and Net Zero Targets. GGGI India through its portfolio of Renewables, Landscape, and […]

News • July 1, 2022

GGGI’s support to Government of Madhya Pradesh (India) on the World’s Largest Floating Solar Project

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is supporting the Government of Madhya Pradesh, India, and Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited in developing the #600MWFloatingSolarProject at Omkareshwar Dam, in #MadhyaPradesh, India-the largest in the world so far. GGGI acting as an independent technical & financial advisor has successfully enhanced the financial viability and bankability of the project. The project now attains […]

News • October 9, 2021

GGGI meeting with Indian Delegation to UNEP Asia-Pacific Forum

 Suwon, Republic of Korea; October 08, 2021 – On the sidelines of the UNEP Asia-Pacific Forum in Suwon, Republic of Korea, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), represented by Director-General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman, held a meeting with the forum’s delegation from the Government of India, including Surinder Bhagat, Deputy Chief of Mission; Naresh Pal Gangwar, […]

News • June 2, 2021

GGGI signs MoU with India’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

June 1, 2021, New Delhi, India – Today, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG), Government of India as a knowledge partner under the Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) scheme for the development of Compressed Biogas (CBG), also known as […]

News • March 22, 2021

NTPC signs MoU with IIFM, Bhopal for Narmada Landscape Restoration Project – Press Information Bureau

December 7, 2020 – NTPC Ltd., one of India’s largest integrated energy company and a PSU under Ministry of Power, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal, on December 4, to implement the Narmada Landscape Restoration Project. GGGI, with funding support from the United States Agency for International […]

News • June 12, 2019

15 shortlisted participants of the Greenpreneurs 2019 program to take part in a global competition

June 12, Seoul, Republic of Korea – Out of more than 200 participants, 15 were shortlisted from GGGI’s Member countries and countries where GGGI has operations, including Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Jordan, Morocco, Nepal, the Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, the UAE, and Vanuatu. This year, GGGI is pleased to have a variety of project ideas designed […]

News • August 2, 2018

Interview with Shantanu Gotmare, GGGI’s Country Representative for India

GGGI was invited by India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to showcase its work on the ground in an exhibition pavilion on the sidelines of World Environment Day 2018 in New Delhi. The GGGI India team had an opportunity to promote GGGI’s strategic partnerships with the Green Climate Fund and the NDC […]

News • March 13, 2018

Greening India for a sustainable tomorrow

Greening India for a sustainable tomorrow MARCH 13, 2018 DR. FRANK RIJSBERMAN, DIRECTOR-GENERAL, GLOBAL GREEN GROWTH INSTITUTE (GGGI) Actions taken today in the pursuit of environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive growth path in India stand to benefit more than 17 percent of the world’s population. A sustainable future for India carries an impact for the subcontinent […]

News • January 31, 2018

Mr. Shantanu Gotmare to Lead GGGI’s India Programs as Country Representative for India

New Delhi, India – January 31, 2018 – Mr. Shantanu Gotmare, who is an IAS officer of 2004 batch, will lead and manage GGGI’s India programs as the new Country Representative for India. Based out of New Delhi, Mr. Gotmare seeks to build a stronger GGGI presence in India, supporting the National and State Governments […]

News • November 24, 2015

Cut carbon, not growth

Are countries which have not been responsible over decades, perhaps even over centuries, for huge greenhouse gas emissions, promoting global warming now obliged to cut on their CO2 emissions in global interest? Even if they were, aren’t Western industralised countries morally and politically obliged to provide technology and funds to enable India and other industrialising […]

News • May 6, 2015

India has become a lot less defensive on climate policy and action: Yvo de Boer

From the Economic Times: NEW DELHI: India has become a lot less defensive about climate change under the Modi administration and the country’s aggressive renewable energy push and claim to a leadership role could make an important difference at the year-end negotiations in Paris, atop climate expert said. Yvo de Boer, who served as executive […]

News • March 31, 2015

GGGI Director-General Q&A at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

Revolve Media speaks with Yvo de Boer, Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) about including environmental costs in economic growth models. Read the full interview.

News • March 20, 2015

Himachal Pradesh to go in for 100 electric buses

The electric buses offer multiple advantages over conventional internal combustion engine buses in terms of higher torque to power ratio, regenerative breaking, zero emissions, low noise levels. All these benefits are relevant in hilly terrain like that of Himachal Pradesh. The HRTC has also joined hands with Delhi based Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) to […]

News • February 10, 2015

Ideas for future IPCC reports

A New Delhi discussion on the IPCC’s future focused on synergies in research and inclusivity, writes Nick Perkins. The Delhi Sustainable Development Summit now in its 16th year is a formidable affair — an inspired combination of activism, research, seminar and symbolic communication. Plastic-free and vegetarian, this year’s edition (5—7 February) managed to attract Arnold Schwarzenegger to its opening […]

News • December 10, 2014

Climate change to hit Karnataka harder than other states: Experts

Climate experts have warned that Karnataka is likely to be more vulnerable to climate change in India than other states. A report, ‘Transitioning towards climate-resilient development in Karnataka,’ has been prepared by 26 experts from institutions based in Karnataka (including Bengaluru), London and New Delhi under the leadership of Prof N H Ravindranath and Prof […]

News • December 8, 2014

Development Not at Cost of nature

BENGALURU: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said  his government is taking steps to ensure that development does not come at the cost of environment. He was speaking after releasing a report on the State’s Green Growth Strategy prepared by Bangalore Climate Change Initiative-Karnataka (BCCI-K) on Saturday. Expressing concern over climate change, Siddaramaiah said the government has taken […]

Projects

IN09
Thematic Areas
Countries
IN09 Utility scale 150MW ground mounted solar PV project for new highway corridor in Maharashtra, India
Start Date Q1 26-02-2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 54,470
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Solar Energy
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IN22
Countries
IN22 Road map for Electric Vehicle (EV) adoption and charging infrastructure for the urban freight sector in Maharashtra
Start Date Q3 20-08-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Sustainable Transport
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IN23
Thematic Areas
Countries
IN23 BioCNG Programme – India
Start Date Q1 01-01-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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IN25
Thematic Areas
Countries
IN25 GGGI – ISA partnership for one million solar pump initiative
Start Date Q1 01-01-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Solar Energy
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IN12
Countries
IN12 Narmada Landscape Restoration Project
Start Date Q2 15-6-2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 3,500,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
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IN05
Thematic Areas
Countries
IN05 Greening Rural Housing in India through PMAY-G
Start Date Q1 May 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 55,736
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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IN08
Thematic Areas
Countries
IN08 Greening of commodity value chains
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 104,886
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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IN01
Thematic Areas
Countries
IN01 Green Growth through NDCs
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 77,905
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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IN02
Countries
IN02 Climate-resilient and gender-inclusive MGNREGA based on Mission Water Conservation
Start Date Q1 Sept 1 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 22,617
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
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Thematic Areas
Countries
India Financial Instrument for Off-grid Energy
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 0
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Reports

GGGI-ISA Trust Fund for One Million Solar Irrigation Pumping Systems International Solar Alliance  • Africa  • Pacific  • Climate Smart Agriculture  • Solar irrigation
Report
GGGI-ISA Trust Fund for One Million Solar Irrigation Pumping Systems

International Solar Alliance  • Africa  • Pacific  • Climate Smart Agriculture  • Solar irrigation  • India

GGGI BioCNG Program BioCNG  • India  • Indonesia  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand
Report
GGGI BioCNG Program

BioCNG  • India  • Indonesia  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Sustainable Transport  • Renewable Energy

Narmada Landscape Restoration Project (NLRP) sustainable landscapes  • IIFM  • India  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Gender and Inclusive Development
Report
Narmada Landscape Restoration Project (NLRP)

sustainable landscapes  • IIFM  • India  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Landscapes  • PES  • USAID

MGNREGS Climate Resilience Summary Report India  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Climate-Smart Agriculture
Report
MGNREGS Climate Resilience Summary Report

India  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Climate-Smart Agriculture

Mainstreaming Climate Resilience in Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) India  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Climate-Smart Agriculture
Report
Mainstreaming Climate Resilience in Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)

India  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Climate-Smart Agriculture

Value Chain Analysis for Organic Products in Indore and Nearby Markets Value chain  • NLRP  • India  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Climate-Smart Agriculture
Report
Value Chain Analysis for Organic Products in Indore and Nearby Markets

Value chain  • NLRP  • India  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Climate-Smart Agriculture  • USAID

RENEWABLE ENERGY FOCUSSED INFRASTRUCTRE DEBT FUND (RIDF) RE Debt Fund  • India
Report
RENEWABLE ENERGY FOCUSSED INFRASTRUCTRE DEBT FUND (RIDF)

RE Debt Fund  • India

600MW FLOATING SOLAR PROJECT Government of India  • Floating Solar  • India  • India  • Solar Energy
Report
600MW FLOATING SOLAR PROJECT

Government of India  • Floating Solar  • India  • India  • Solar Energy  • Renewable Energy  • renewable energy

Mainstreaming Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Andhra Pradesh electric charging stations  • battery charging infrastructrure  • #ElectricVehicles  • India  • Sustainable Energy
Report
Mainstreaming Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Andhra Pradesh

electric charging stations  • battery charging infrastructrure  • #ElectricVehicles  • India  • Sustainable Energy  • Sustainable Transport  • Renewable Energy

GGGI Global Green Hydrogen Program Green Hydrogen  • India  • Morocco  • Indonesia  • GHGI
Report
GGGI Global Green Hydrogen Program

Green Hydrogen  • India  • Morocco  • Indonesia  • GHGI  • Renewable Energy  • Green Growth

Landscape Analysis of BioCNG in India India  • Clean Energy  • Report  • India  • Waste
Report
Landscape Analysis of BioCNG in India

India  • Clean Energy  • Report  • India  • Waste  • Circular Economy  • Renewable Energy

Evaluation of GGGI’s Progress Against the Strategic Plan 2015-20 (2017) Paraguay  • Cambodia  • Mongolia  • Papua New Guinea  • Mozambique
Report
Evaluation of GGGI’s Progress Against the Strategic Plan 2015-20 (2017)

Paraguay  • Cambodia  • Mongolia  • Papua New Guinea  • Mozambique  • Hungary  • Colombia  • Nepal  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • Philippines  • India  • Rwanda  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Uganda  • Morocco  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Qatar  • Peru  • Green Cities  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Vanuatu  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Climate Finance  • National Financing Vehicles  • NFVs

Green Recovery and Climate Action: Assessing Green Jobs from Renewable Energy and Forestry Investments for Developing and Emerging Economies flagship-publications  • forestry investments  • Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Côte d’Ivoire
Report
Green Recovery and Climate Action: Assessing Green Jobs from Renewable Energy and Forestry Investments for Developing and Emerging Economies

flagship-publications  • forestry investments  • Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Green Recovery  • Technical Report  • Denmark  • Rwanda  • Guyana  • Colombia  • Senegal  • Costa Rica  • Viet Nam  • Hungary  • Fiji  • India  • Jordan  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Saint Lucia  • Cambodia  • Climate action  • Ethiopia  • Burkina Faso  • #greengrowth  • Uganda  • Morocco  • Myanmar  • Peru  • Indonesia  • México  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu  • Green Jobs  • Green recovery  • green growth  • green jobs  • renewable energy  • sustainable development

India-Nepal Electric Mobility Knowledge Exchange electric bus  • Public vehicles  • India State Transport Undertaking  • #ElectricVehicles  • India
Report
India-Nepal Electric Mobility Knowledge Exchange

electric bus  • Public vehicles  • India State Transport Undertaking  • #ElectricVehicles  • India  • Nepal  • Sustainable Transport  • green transportation

Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results Ecuador  • Uzbekistan  • Caribbean  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam
Report
Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results

Ecuador  • Uzbekistan  • Caribbean  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Cambodia  • Mongolia  • Saint Lucia  • Mozambique  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Colombia  • Nepal  • Costa Rica  • Hungary  • Fiji  • Philippines  • India  • Rwanda  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Uganda  • Morocco  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Burkina Faso  • Peru  • Green Cities  • Tonga  • Qatar  • Indonesia  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Vanuatu  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Green Finance  • Climate-Smart Agriculture  • Coastal Resilience

Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • Denmark  • flagship-publications  • Caribbean
Report
Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets

Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • Denmark  • flagship-publications  • Caribbean  • Ecuador  • PNG  • Pacific  • Saint Lucia  • Nepal  • Guyana  • Costa Rica  • Papua New Guinea  • Fiji  • Philippines  • India  • Rwanda  • Hungary  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Mongolia  • Cambodia  • Mozambique  • UAE  • Myanmar  • Ethiopia  • Peru  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Morocco  • Uganda  • Indonesia  • México  • Cross Cutting  • Thailand  • Vanuatu

Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Fiji
Report
Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation

Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Fiji  • India  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Cambodia  • Viet Nam  • Uganda  • Ethiopia  • Burkina Faso  • Morocco  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Vanuatu

Review of GGGI’s experience to design and operationalize NFVs to finance climate and green growth policy implementation India  • Jordan  • Mongolia  • Rwanda  • Senegal
Report
Review of GGGI’s experience to design and operationalize NFVs to finance climate and green growth policy implementation

India  • Jordan  • Mongolia  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Colombia  • Costa Rica  • Ethiopia  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Evaluation of Green Investment Services (2020) Senegal  • Costa Rica  • Guyana  • Fiji  • Hungary
Report
Evaluation of Green Investment Services (2020)

Senegal  • Costa Rica  • Guyana  • Fiji  • Hungary  • India  • Lao PDR  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Cambodia  • Philippines  • Rwanda  • Ethiopia  • Uganda  • Myanmar  • Indonesia  • México  • Thailand  • Vanuatu  • Green Finance  • Climate Finance  • National Financing Vehicles  • NFVs

Mainstreaming Climate Resilience in MGNREGS-Summary Report MGNREGS  • Government of India  • Ministry of Rural Development  • GoI  • India
Report
Mainstreaming Climate Resilience in MGNREGS-Summary Report

MGNREGS  • Government of India  • Ministry of Rural Development  • GoI  • India  • Climate resilience  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Climate-Smart Agriculture  • sustainable development

GGGI In-Country Staff

Samrat Ray

Senior Programs Officer

Anshu Yadav

Bioenergy Officer

Nitika Wadhwa

Senior Assistant, Finance Administration and Communications

Lakhan Patidar

Technical Project Assistant

Accounts and Finance Assistant

Nitesh Kumar

Lead, India Program

Nishant Bhardwaj

Country Representative India and Global Lead (Sustainable Energy)