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German-Indian Workshop on Environmental Policy

Workshop to be Held at Freie Universität Berlin on October 1, 2008

№ 287/2008 from Sep 29, 2008

A workshop on German-Indian sustainability and climate change dialogue will be held on October 1, 2008, at Freie Universität Berlin and the Indian Embassy. The workshop is being held jointly by the Environmental Policy Research Centre of Freie Universität Berlin and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi.

The environmental policies of fast-developing India and environmental pioneer Germany offer complementary perspectives for dealing with the environment and sustainable development. At this workshop members of three panel sessions will discuss renewable energy, energy-efficient building, and emissions trading. The evening program, hosted by the Indian Embassy in Berlin, will include a panel discussion entitled “Linking Knowledge! Working Together for Sustainable Development: A German-Indian Dialogue between Academia, Economy and Government.”

Researchers of the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU) conduct both academic and policy-oriented research in the fields of climate protection, energy policy, and innovative environmental policy. FFU cooperates with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and TERI University in New Delhi. TERI is a research university, founded by the internationally renowned The Energy and Resources Institute. TERI director, Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, also heads the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that in 2007, along with the U.S.-American politician Al Gore, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The workshop is being supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment and the energy company, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG.


Wed., Oct. 1, 08, 9:30 a.m., Freie Universität Berlin, Ihnestr. 21, Auditorium A, 14195 Berlin. The evening program will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Indian Embassy, Tiergartenstr. 17, 10785 Berlin.

Additional information can be obtained from:

Dr. Kirsten Jörgensen, Environmental Policy Research Centre, Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 838-55097, Email: