India and Norway launch initiative to combat marine pollution

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India and Norway launch initiative to combat marine pollution

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 11 Feb 2019, 02:53 pm

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IBNS): The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change on Monday signed a letter of intent establishing the India-Norway Marine Pollution Initiative together with the Norwegian ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In January 2019, the Indian and Norwegian governments agreed to work more closely on oceans by signing a MoU and establishing the India-Norway Ocean Dialogue during the Norwegian Prime Minister’s visit to India in January.

A joint Task Force on Blue Economy with government officials, researchers and experts as well as private sector was established to develop sustainable solutions within strategic areas of the blue economy, such as maritime and marine sector in addition to energy sector.

In partnership, Norway and India will share experiences and competence, and collaborate on efforts to develop clean and healthy oceans, sustainable use of ocean resources and growth in the blue economy.

Both the governments launched the first Joint initiative under this new partnership. The India-Norway Marine Pollution Initiative will combat marine pollution, which is one of the fastest growing environmental concerns.

The Joint Initiative was signed formally by Nils RagnarKamsvag, Ambassador to India, Embassy of Norway and Anil Kumar Jain, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Govt. of India.

India and Norway launch initiative to combat marine pollution

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