The Framework Agreement between
the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

About the Agreement

The Framework Agreement on Climate Change and Sustainable Development seeks to build on and strengthen the India-Norway co-operation initiated during the first phase extending from 2008–2013 and help to further progress India's plans and programmes. The Framework Agreement is envisaged as the next phase of the earlier co-operation between the two countries and is intended to extend over a 3-year period from 2016–2019.

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Objectives and Outcomes

The overall goal of the Framework Agreement is to enhance the growth and development of India's economy on the path that addresses adaptation and mitigation aspects of climate change leading to sustainable development with a focus on efficient resource utilization.

Programme Objectives

  • To address knowledge gaps those exist in linking climate change and sustainable development while implementing policies and programmes and to provide win-win solutions that dwell on these inter-linkages.
  • To enhance stakeholder engagement for effective policy planning & implementation and increase outreach and awareness on issues and solutions related with climate change and sustainable development.

Expected Outcomes

  • Strengthen the knowledge base and increase understanding of climate science, clean energy, and resource efficiency
  • Identify the interventions and strategies needed to address adaptation and mitigation aspects of climate change
  • Identify the most relevant stakeholders, enhance their capacities, and develop a coalition of these stakeholders for implementation of the interventions
  • Provide policy inputs at various levels for supporting implementation

Programme Themes and Activities

The Programme consists of sub-projects/work packages under the three thematic areas

Gender Mainstreaming

Gender mainstreaming would feature as a key component of the Framework Agreement by clearly defining the aspirations, wishes, and needs of women and men on an equal basis in all project activities. A gender-sensitive approach will be adopted and the areas will mainstream this approach in terms of team composition, language used, project work, impact, and deliverables.

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Target Audience

The main intended beneficiaries/target groups of the Project are Indian policy makers and also businesses and industry, relevant knowledge institutions, and affected civil society organizations.



TERI-NORCE Research School on 'Towards data science in climate research: perspectives on climate extremes'
Date: 15-18 Oct 2019
Location: TERI, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, India


Developing Country Participation in Addressing Climate Change: Policy Instruments for Achieving NDCs
Date: 20 Jul 2017
Location: Dome Hall, Vivanta by Taj - Ambassador