India and Denmark have begun a new era in the form of a far-reaching Green Strategic Partnership that will enable Denmark in delivering sustainable solutions to India
India and Denmark have begun a new era in the form of a far-reaching Green Strategic Partnership that will enable Denmark in delivering sustainable solutions to India.
The Green Strategic Partnership is a mutually beneficial arrangement to advance political cooperation, expand economic relations and green growth, create jobs and strengthen cooperation on addressing global challenges and opportunities with a focus on an ambitious implementation of the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
On the Green Strategic Partnership, Smita Bajoria, Hony. Consul General of Denmark in Kolkata, said, "Basically I was in Denmark two-three years ago. Denmark has become very advanced in green technology and green fuel. They are using biofuel and other fuels are going to stop there by 10-15 years.
"They also have green technology for buildings and other things. As India and our Prime Minister are moving towards using green technology, both countries are thinking in the same direction.
"While Denmark started many years ago, India has started recently. So the two countries will share the ideas, thoughts and also the technologies that exist in Denmark to take a leapfrog in the technology that Denmark is already working with."
The agreement is in line with the vision expressed by Denmark Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, who held a virtual summit on Sept 28, 2020.
Both countries have set ambitious national targets on climate and energy that will contribute to an implementation of the Paris Agreement. Together, the two countries will show the world that delivering on ambitious climate and sustainable energy goals is possible.