Charting a Sustainable Future: EU-India Platforms on Energy and Climate Change and Urban Development

By Gauri Khandekar & Marc Saxer (10/31/2016) Policy Brief

At their thirteenth summit held on 30th March 2016 in Brussels, the EU and India managed to fillip their strategic partnership through the launch of a bilateral platform on energy and climate cooperation, and the promise of an EU-India forum on urban development. These are both welcome initiatives which refocus the partnership onto three areas of global and bilateral significance. However, they must be executed with maximum precision. GRF Deputy Director & Director Europe Gauri Khandekar and FES India Director Marc Saxer weigh in.