Finding ways for socially responsible, climate-friendly growth
Global tasks such as climate protection and poverty mitigation cannot be tackled without involving this country with its population of 1.2 billion. India already ranks third on the list of the world's highest greenhouse gas emitters behind China and the USA. And the trend is rising. Yet despite the economic boom, no country in the world has as many people living in poverty. KfW is supporting the Indian government in finding ways to pursue socially responsible yet climate-friendly growth. The supports entails, for instance, loans to promote renewable energies and to finance credit for small and medium-sized enterprises, or investments in environmentally friendly municipal infrastructure projects.