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Sustainable Development Agenda, Paris climate pact unattainable without India's aid: German envoy

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Agenda for 2030 and climate change agreement are unattainable without Indian cooperation, Germany's to India, Martin Ney, said Thursday.

also pledged to provide a funding of 765 million euros in 2019 in big ticket projects like and Clean Ganga.

The was addressing the media on the 60th anniversary of development cooperation between and

"is the among the largest recipients of development cooperation. Without Indian cooperation, goals like 2030 Agenda and climate change agreement are unattainable. is placed at 131 out of 180 at the Index. Out of the 20 most polluted cities in the world, 12 are in India.

"But India assumes responsibility for dealing with challenges and we help them enforce the programmes institutionally," the said.

The Thursday signed an agreement with the for investing 765 million euros for 2019 for different projects in the country.

"This morning only, we signed an agreement for providing an investment of 765 million euros in support of Indian development parties," said Claudia Warning, for at the

"will continue to support India in establishing smart cities developing sustainable energy solutions, reducing carbon emissions, protecting biodiversity and building better lives for its people," Warning added.

Between 2013 and 2018, Germany has pledged 6.428 million euros for new projects, including an average annual committement of 1.1 billion euros.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 16:35 IST