Recently, the Governments of the Federal Republic of Germany and of the Republic of India held the sixth round of Inter-Governmental Consultations.
Key-highlights of 6th round of Inter-Governmental Consultations:
The two countries signed agreements for collaboration on:
Green and Sustainable Development Partnership
The implementation of Triangular Development Cooperation projects in Third Countries
Indo-German Development Cooperation Regarding Renewable Energy Partnership
The Initialling of the Agreement on a Comprehensive Migration and Mobility Partnership
Continuation of cooperation in the field of advanced training of corporate executives and junior executives from India.
Forest Landscape Restoration
Indo – German Green Hydrogen Task Force
Joint Declaration of Intent on Indo – German Green Hydrogen Task Force:
India has huge ambitions in energy transition.
It will add 500GW of non-fossil fuel capacity by 2030.
India is coming out with bids for green hydrogen.
Under the agreement, both countries will establish an Indo-German Green Hydrogen Task Force.
It would strengthen mutual cooperation in production, utilization, storage and distribution of Green Hydrogen through building enabling frameworks for projects, regulations and standards, trade and joint research and development (R&D) projects.
India and Germany’s Hydrogen Strategy
India has launched the National Green Hydrogen Mission with the goal to make India the global hub of Green Hydrogen production and export.
Germany also has developed an ambitious National Hydrogen Strategy with the aim to assume global leadership in hydrogen technologies.
Blessed with abundant renewable energy potential and experience of implementing renewable energy projects, India can produce low-cost Green Hydrogen to progressively decarbonize a range of industry sectors, and also export it to meet global demand.
With strengths in innovation and manufacturing, Germany is already implementing numerous hydrogen projects.
India was the first country to end the state of war with Germany in 1951, and therefore was among the first countries to grant the Federal Republic of Germany diplomatic recognition.
Germany established its Consulate General in Mumbai in 1951, leading to the establishment of a full-fledged Embassy in New Delhi in 1952.
India and Germany maintain a 'Strategic Partnership' since 2000-01.
In May 2000, both countries adopted the ‘Agenda for the Indo-German Partnership in the 21st Century’, which includes regular meetings of both Heads of Government as well as annual meetings of the Foreign Ministers.
Green Hydrogen Policy: https://iasscore.in/current-affairs/mains/green-hydrogen-policy
India’s first pure green hydrogen plant: https://iasscore.in/current-affairs/indias-first-pure-green-hydrogen-plant-commissioned-in-jorhat