The green mouse and the big elephant - Denmark's cooperation with India on sustainability

Denmark and India have developed a strategic green partnership. What opportunities does this create for Danish institutions and companies and what should you be aware of when working in India?

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Mandag d. 29. juni 2020

Kl. 16:30 - 18:00


Like most other emerging economies, India has major environmental challenges, due in part to several decades of growth based on fossil fuels and growing consumption. With its 1,3 billion population India will play a crucial role in reaching the climate and sustainable development goals. At the same time, it is a country where technological development is moving very fast. 

In recent years, Denmark and India have developed a strategic green partnership that includes a focus on climate, renewable energy, circular economy, the water sector, food, and sustainable agriculture. 

What opportunities does this create for Danish institutions and companies and what should you be aware of when working in India?


16.30  Welcome
16.35  Jakob Williams Ørberg, Innovation Attaché at the Danish Embassy in Delhi
16.55  Asha Kembhavi, Head of Christian Hansen's Technology Lab in Pune, India
17.15  Divya Sharma, Executive Director of The Climate Group in India
17.35  Discussion and Questions

The presenters will discuss the following topics, among others:

  • • Why is India important to look at in terms of sustainability, green transition and climate change?
  • • How does India and Denmark collaborate on sustainability?  
  • • What opportunities and challenges are there for Danish companies who want to work with sustainability in India?
  • • Where is the ownership of the green transition in India? Do the environmental challenges affect people's everyday lives and consumption patterns?

Jakob Williams Ørberg is an Innovation Attaché at the Danish Innovation Center in Delhi, where he works with research and education. He is a social anthropologist and has written a PhD thesis on the elite engineering degree programs in India. The Danish Innovation Center advises Danish organisations and companies on innovation, research and investment in India.

Asha Kembhavi is the head of Christian Hansen's Technology Lab in Pune, India. She is a bio-technologist and has for several years been working on developing applications for various industries, including the feed industry. She has several years of experience working with market-driven research and innovation. Christian Hansen is a global bioscience company (with Danish roots) that develops ingredients for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. In 2019, Christian Hansen was named the world's most sustainable company by Corporate Knights.

Divya Sharma is the Executive Director of The Climate Group in India - an international NGO working to unite companies and authorities in the fight against climate change. Divya Sharma is an international expert with 20 years of working experience with climate resilience and urban development. She has a master's degree in urban planning and a Doctorate in urban climate resilience and is a consultant in a number of Indian and international networks on sustainable development.

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