Successful EU and India collaboration will necessarily be focused in areas of common interest. While a primary aim of the EU is to catalyse large GHG emission reductions, India’s key interests are in supporting economic development and enhancing technology transfer. Areas of collaboration must therefore lie at the intersection of these objectives. This report recommends several specific areas that could prove productive sites for collaboration between the parties.
UNIDO and UNEP launched in 1994 a joint programme to establish National Cleaner Production Centres/Programmes (NCPCs/NCPPs). This UNIDO-UNEP Programme currently covers activities in over 40 countries. The Programme supports UNIDO’s mandate to foster sustainable industrial development and is thereby a building block of its Green Industry initiative. The Programme also supports UNEP’s mandate to foster Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) and is thereby a building block of its Green Economy initiative.