Sustainable Urban Transport

Commissioning Ministry


German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany assists developing countries in making headway on climate change mitigation and dealing with the consequences of climate change. To that end, the Ministry works together with its partner countries across the world, helping to foster the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

India has a key role to play in finding solutions for global challenges such as how to protect the climate or achieving the global development goals adopted in the 2030 Agenda. That is why India is one of Germany’s “global development partners” for international development cooperation. Priority areas of German-Indian development cooperation are renewable energy and energy efficiency, sustainable urban development, and environmental protection and resource conservation. The main focus of this cooperation is supporting programmes with a structural impact on climate change mitigation and adaptation. These programmes build on India’s own efforts and reform programmes. They demonstrate model solutions and leave the participating partners qualified to carry on with, or extend, the projects on their own. For more information on BMZ, please visit