India is playing a key role in solving global challenges like how to mitigate climate change and alleviate poverty. With its population of around 1.4 billion, the country has the third highest greenhouse gas emissions in the world, behind China and the US. It has been able to reduce the percentage of its population living in poverty from 55% to around 28%, according to UN figures. However, the growing middle and upper classes still live alongside many millions of people who have to live on the equivalent of less than USD 1.90 per day. The country has been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly half a million people have died from COVID-19 (as of July 2021).
India is one of Germany’s “global development partners”. On behalf of the German Federal Government, KfW promotes programmes and projects aimed at advancing renewable energy sources and energy efficiency, sustainable urban development and transport systems, and environmental protection and resource conservation. Climate change mitigation and combatting poverty are the top priorities. India has been supported with crisis response programmes during the coronavirus pandemic.
KfW Office New Delhi
Director KfW Office: Dr. Christoph Kessler
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