Considering the need and in accordance with the commitment of Government of India, NITI Aayog along with the EU Delegation to India has prepared the Strategy on Resource Efficiency which includes an action plan for promoting resource efficiency in India. The document is developed with the recommendations from the Indian Resource Efficiency Programme (IREP), launched by the Indian Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and Indian Resource Panel (InRP) in April 2017. The work on Resource Efficiency Strategy and proposed plan of action (core and medium term) will be supported for its implementation by the European Union (EU) funded Resource Efficiency Initiative (EU-REI) led by GIZ in the consortium with TERI, CII and Adelphi. NITI Aayog has provided key support in positioning this document for public consultation, and charting the way forward.
Opening remarks by Ambassador Jo Adamson, Chargée d’Affaires a.i., European Union Delegation to the United Nations, at the Panel Discussion on Building Future Societies for All, part of the High-Level Event on Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all.