International Council for Circular Economy met Deputy Head of Mission, Denmark
New Delhi, India - 4th Oct 2022
On 3rd May 2022, India’s Prime Minister, Hon’ble Narendra Modi ji met the Danish PM Frederiksen to discuss a number of regional and global issues, including India-EU relations. The joint statement was released which mentioned the significant progress that has been made in various fields, especially in the areas of renewable energy, health, ports, shipping, circular economy and water management.
ICCE is committed to working on #CircularEconomy in India and its nordic counterparts. Our Managing Director Ms. Shalini Goyal Bhalla met the Deputy Head of Mission, Martin Strandgaard to discuss her views on #GreenStrategicPartnership. The discussions opened many areas getting the benefit of increasing ‘Ease of Doing Business’ in India and our macroeconomic reforms, India-EU Free Trade Agreement. Both have confirmed their aspirations through the Green Strategic Partnership.
The Green Strategic Partnership, established during the Virtual Summit between the two Prime Ministers Ms. Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister of Denmark, and Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, in September, 2020, has become a catalyst for enhanced cooperation between India and Denmark. The two Prime Ministers welcomed the concrete progress under the Green Strategic Partnership and reconfirmed their commitment to democratic values, rule of law and respect for human rights on which the Green Strategic Partnership is based. They shared a convergence of interest on the importance of climate action, green growth and energy diversification. The independence of energy supply based on fossil fuel is vital in this regard as well as security policy. Thus, the two leaders agreed to further strengthen their cooperation within the renewable energy sector and welcomed the work on a comprehensive Energy Policy Dialogue in India and Denmark especially strengthening cooperation on cross-sectoral energy planning with a focus on green hydrogen, integration of renewable energy, energy storage, and decarbonization. In this regard, the two Prime Ministers welcomed the discussions toward an Energy policy Dialogue at the Ministerial level. The two leaders took note of the progress in the work of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and welcomed planned Danish support to the work of ISA, including strengthening the Secretariat of ISA. They noted with satisfaction the progress made in collaboration in the fields of urban and rural water supply, groundwater mapping, wastewater management, river rejuvenation and digitalization. They welcomed the intention of both countries to deepen and expand the existing cooperation in the field of safe and secure water to meet present and future demand through a holistic and sustainable approach. They looked forward to the early signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Jal Shakti and the Danish Environment Ministry as a broad-based framework to enhance the existing cooperation and to launch new initiatives, including a Smart Laboratory on Clean River Water in Varanasi and a Centre of Excellence on Smart Water Resources Management.