Indo-China joint workshop on NAPCC to begin today

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New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): The Indo-China joint workshop on National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) will begin here today.

The joint workshop is being held after considering the similarities of the National Action Plans of both the countries and to share the experience on scientific, technical and policy aspects relating to climate change issues.

During the workshop, experts from both countries will deliver lecture on subjects, which includes National Action Plan in India and China, policy and actions on mitigation, policies and actions on forests, policies and actions on adaptation and progress in climate change science.

A bilateral meeting between Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh and Vice Chairman of China's National Development and Reform Commission, XIE Zhenhua, will also be held on the sidelines of the workshop.

Ramesh and Zhenhua will sign a memorandum of agreement on cooperation on addressing climate change between India and China.

The agreement would strengthen the cooperative activities between the two countries on mitigation, programmes, projects, technology development and demonstration relating to greenhouse gas emission reduction including energy conservation efficiency, renewable energies, clean coal, methane recovery and utilization, afforestation and sustainable management of forests and ecosystems, transportation and sustainable habitat.

Senior officers of both the Governments will also participate at the meeting, which will focus on domestic initiatives, issues in multilateral negotiations (mitigation, adaptation, technology transfer and finance), and outlook for Copenhagen meeting. (ANI)

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