Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
FICCI, the apex industry organisation in India, is the leader in policy thinking and change and is in the vanguard of nation building. Established in 1927 and with a nationwide membership of over 1500 corporates and over 500 chambers of commerce and business associations, FICCI espouses the shared vision
of Indian businesses and speaks directly and indirectly for over 2,50,000 business units. It has an expanding direct membership of enterprises drawn from
large, medium, small and tiny segments of manufacturing, distributive trade and services. FICCI maintains the lead as the proactive business solution
provider through research, interactions at the highest political level and global networking. It is constantly involved in bringing about integration of the
Indian economy with the global mainstream. FICCI facilitates business-to-business linkages, promotes trade and investment linkages, creates awareness
on key issues for the economy, provides inputs for policymaking, acts as a conduit for government-industry exchange and promotes bilateral ties.
FICCI's Expert Committees and Task Forces, headed by leading Industrialists, regularly meet to discuss the current issues. Joint Business Councils (JBCs),
FICCI's track two business diplomacy with India's trading partners, open up new business opportunities to Indian businessmen with overseas investors,
technology suppliers, multilateral and bilateral funding agencies.
In the area of climate change and carbon market, FICCI has been creating widespread stakeholder awareness in India and familiarising stakeholders with the core issues and challenges confronting them. FICCI is involved in promoting policy dialogue nationally and internationally, facilitating stakeholder
platforms, performing in depth research and analysis on climate change policy and connecting Indian carbon market with global mainstream. FICCI has a
Climate Change Task Force, which serves as the voice of Indian industry on domestic and international policy and regulatory issues pertaining to climate
change and carbon market. FICCI has been the voice of Indian business in the international arena and has been promoting Indian business interest in the
global carbon market.
FICCI is an accredited observer organisation under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
For more details, please visit www.ficci.com
The World Bank Group
The World Bank Group is committed to tackling climate change, which is integral to its mission of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared
prosperity. In FY15 alone, the World Bank Group made 188 climate change-related investments in 59 countries, ranging from helping farmers adapt
to a changing climate to new investments in renewable energy.
The Carbon Finance Assist (CF-Assist), which is housed in the World Bank Climate Change Group, supports the India Conclave. The CF-Assist Program is an instrument that helps developing countries seeking assistance on impro ving low carbon, climate resilient development policies and initiatives to combat
climate change through technical assistance, customised knowledge activities and a suite of policy dialogues and knowledge sharing fora on emissions
markets, climate finance, and clean technology.
The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety
The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) is the branch of the German government in charge
of climate change policies.
With its CDM/JI Initiative, the German Environment Ministry aims at fostering carbon reduction projects worldwide. It focuses on one hand on large
emerging economies like India. On the other hand it cooperates with lower middle income countries and has a growing portfolio of activities with Least
Developed Countries (LDCs). From 2013 onwards, BMUB's support for CDM activities will focus on LDCs, while in other partner countries, like India, the
relevance of new market-based mechanisms will be explored. Promoting the programmatic CDM and JI are key priorities of BMUB as they should be
designed as a bridge to more encompassing new market-based mechanisms and nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs).
Another form of cooperation is BMUB's International Climate Initiative (ICI) which supplements existing German development cooperation: The ICI supports projects on mitigation, adaptation, biodiversity and REDD+. It has been financing climate protection projects in developing and newly
industrialising countries as well as in transition countries worldwide. The ICI receives funding from emissions trading and thus represents an innovative financing mechanism to support partner countries in the area of climate protection.
GIZ - Broad-based expertise for sustainable development
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is an enterprise owned by the German Government. GIZ implements sustainable development through international cooperation, on behalf of Germany and other partners. With a global footprint in over 130 countries, GIZ leverages its
regional and technical expertise for local innovation.
GIZ India has a team of over 300 staff. To address India's need for sustainable and inclusive growth, in partnership with stakeholders, GIZ's key focal areas
- sustainable economic development
Our main commissioning parties are the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Federal Ministry for the
Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). In addition, we work for Indian public sector clients, the European Union and