India & Germany: Joint transition to a low-carbon energy system?

Target Audience: Indian journalists reporting on energy or environmental policy
27 Sep - 03 Oct 2015
Germany - with site visits in Berlin, Leipzig, Freiburg and Stuttgart
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Ahead of the visit of Chancellor Merkel to India on 5/6 October, the study visit for Indian journalists will look at the record of German energy and climate policy. What can be learnt from Germany for the massive transition of its electricity system that India is planning?

In 2014, India announced a massive electricity sector transition, with an ambitious goal to add 175GW of renewable energy by 2022.  At the same time India has become one of the most important stakeholders in the global low carbon energy debate.

The German Chancellor Merkel is expected to meet with PM Modi in New Delhi around 5-6 Oct. This heads of state level meeting will have climate and energy as one of the elements of the agenda.

 The one-week workshop will involve a select group of Indian press travelling to Germany to visit on-ground projects, meet with experts, and gain a first-hand understanding of the power sector in Germany. This initiative aims to give Indian journalists an insight into how the country realised its energy transition, mainly with solar power.

 

The workshop is taking place in cooperation with Ecologic and our funder European Climate Foundation.