India and the UK have launched a new workstream to promote industrial energy efficiency, under the Clean Energy Ministerial’s (CEM) Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative (IDDI), the Ministry of Power said on Monday.
The 12th CEM is being organised virtually by Chile with coordination by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) from May 31 to June 6.
The objective of the new collaboration is to infuse green technologies and stimulate demand for low-carbon industrial material, the Ministry said in a statement. The IDDI initiative has been supported by Germany and Canada, with more countries expected to join soon, it added.
India and the UK last month agreed on a joint roadmap for climate action by 2030 in a virtual meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his UK counterpart Boris Johnson.
The partnership includes new collaboration on clean energy transition and protecting forests and joint leadership to develop resilient infrastructure in climate vulnerable countries.