GIZ India manages cooperation interventions using a ‘cluster’ approach, grouping projects with shared aims to exchange know-how and develop synergies. The Sustainable Urban and Industrial Development (SUID) cluster responds directly to the environmental and social challenges facing India today:
- environmental degradation and increased greenhouse gas emissions due to population growth and fast-paced urbanisation and industrialisation
- poverty and social exclusion, which remain in spite of the country’s rapid economic growth
SUID’s overall aim is therefore to help make cities cleaner, more liveable and inclusive, and to enable India’s growing industrial sector to thrive while minimizing adverse environmental impacts.