On September 28, 2020, H.E. Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister of Denmark and H.E. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, co-chaired a virtual summit between India and Denmark. Here, the two Prime Ministers agreed to elevate the Indo-Danish relations to a Green Strategic Partnership. The Prime Ministers agreed to work towards further expanding and strengthening the cooperation on energy and climate change among other areas.
Both India and Denmark have ambitious goals within the climate agenda. India is the world’s third largest CO2 emitter and it is expected that India’s electricity consumption will triple by 2040. India has the ambitious target of achieving 450 GW renewable energy by 2030. The Danish government has an ambition to reduce CO2-emissions with 70 percent by 2030. By partnering, India and Denmark will demonstrate to the world that delivering on ambitious climate and sustainable energy goals is possible.
Read the Joint Statement here.
The India-Denmark Energy Partnership (INDEP)
The government-to-government cooperation on energy between the Danish Energy Agency and the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy as well as the Ministry of Power is an integrated part of the Green Strategic Partnership between India and Denmark.
The content of the INDEP partnership is based on technical knowledge sharing within three topics: 1) Offshore wind: 2) long-term planning and energy scenarios and 3) flexibility and integration of renewable energy.