India, Germany agree to explore cooperation on circular economy, solid waste management
Both countries stressed on the importance of exchanging information on climate change
India and Germany on Thursday held their bilateral meeting and discussed at length on a wide range of environmental issues covering areas such as climate change, water scarcity, marine and air pollution and circular economy.
According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, this meeting took place at Indira Paryavaran Bhawan in New Delhi.
While Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav led the Indian side at the meet, Germany was represented by Norbert Barthle and Dr.Maria Flachsbarth, Parliamentary State Secretaries of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
As per the Ministry, Yadav acknowledged the importance of Indo-German bilateral cooperation on environment and appreciated efforts made by Germany in bringing new technologies in India.
He also highlighted the remarkable achievements India has made in tackling climate change under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Both sides stressed on the importance of information exchange in bilateral programmes keeping climate and SDG indicators in focus-Agro-Ecology, Solar Partnership Inter resilience.
Minister Yadav stated that India and Germany may explore strengthening bilateral cooperation especially on the circular economy-treatment of solid waste (solar panels, batteries), wastewater etc.