Advisory Services in Environmental Management (ASEM)
The programme establishes links and promotes cooperation between German and Indian institutions to encourage progress in priority areas of India’s development, such as the National Environment Policy (NEP), the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC), the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), the National Urban Sanitation Policy (NUSP), Service Level Benchmarking (SLB) and Rajiv Awas Yojna. It provides technical support for developing pilot measures to advance environmental sustainability, e.g. enhance resource efficiency in industries for energy and monetary savings by applying ECOPROFIT©, climate proofing of vulnerable coastal communities for adapting and mitigating risks and implementation of models for consumer information and alternative dispute resolution for educating consumers on sustainable consumption patterns. It builds individual and organisational capacities, and promotes networking activities for stakeholders at national, state and local levels.
2001 to 2014
Management, Resource efficiency
Lead implementing agency
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Lead executing agency
Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEF&CC)