Energy and climate change are at the core of the European Union-India Strategic Partnership, with Joint Statements agreed upon at the last EU-India Summits. It also figures prominently in the vision document ‘EU-India Agenda for Action-2020’.
The EU-India Clean Energy and Climate Partnership's (CECP) overall objective is to ensure a secure, clean, affordable and reliable energy supply for all and to progress in the implementation of the Paris Agreement. By operationalizing the CECP, the project aims at deepening the ongoing, broad energy cooperation (clean energies, energy efficiency) and strengthening dialogue on climate action between the EU and India. It will contribute to support India's implementation of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and to enhance resilience to climate change in the country. Lastly, cooperation will be fostered between public and private actors in India and the EU, particularly in the area of research and innovation and showcasing EU businesses' technologies and innovations.
The contract will provide high level technical expertise and logistical assistance to the EU to support ongoing and emerging policy dialogues and support technical cooperation in the sectors of the CECP, between India and the EU and its Member States. Considering the type of assignment foreseen in the project, the amount of incidentals expenditure is estimated to reach 40% of the contract value.