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India, Norway joins to mitigate marine plastic litter and microplastics

Union Environment Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar met a delegation led by Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment, H.E. Mr. Sveinung Rotevan on the side-lines of the 13th Conference of Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS).  Highlights: India and Norway agreed to jointly tackle concerns related to oceans, environment and climate matters. The two countries ensured that the 2020s will be a decade of rapid action on climate and environment. Both the countries shared their interest to continue and strengthen the mutually beneficial cooperation on environment and climate between the two countries, including on ocean affairs. The Ministers also recognized phasing down the use of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), as per the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which will prevent up to 0.40 deg C of warming by end of the century. They discussed the conservation of migratory species of wild animals and noted the importance of integrating ecological connectivity into the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Norway and India agreed to explore areas of cooperation in forestry and linking the same with climate change. COP-13: The 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) is hosted by India. COP-13 will be held from 17-22 February 2020 at Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The theme of COP-13 CMS is Migratory species connect the planet and we welcome them home.

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