India and Japan discuss climate change and green hydrogen in high-level political dialogue on environment

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]India and Japan can explore enhanced bilateral cooperation in areas such as resource efficiency, low-carbon technologies and green hydrogen, Union Minister Bhupender Yadav said on Tuesday. during the first high-level political dialogue on the environment between the two nations. During the dialogue, which was held virtually, the issues of air pollution, sustainable technologies and transport, climate change and marine litter, fluorocarbons and COP26 were also discussed, said the Union Environment Ministry in a statement.

The meeting was held between Union Environment Minister Yadav and Japan Environment Minister Koizumi Shinjiro. India recognized the importance of bilateral cooperation between India and Japan on environment and appreciated Japan’s efforts to bring new technologies to India, the ministry said.

During the meeting, the minister highlighted India’s achievements in tackling climate change under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Yadav said India and Japan can explore enhancing bilateral cooperation, especially on circular economy and resource efficiency, low carbon technology, green hydrogen, among others, according to the Ministry.

Under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri @NarendraModi Ji, India is not only on track to meet but also exceed its Paris Agreement targets. India highly appreciates Japan’s efforts to bring new technologies to address global environmental challenges, the minister tweeted. Given Japan’s expertise and technology in low-carbon technology, the Minister of the Environment also asked Japan to consider joining the Leadership Group for Industry Transition, a global initiative led by India and Sweden.

Japan’s environment minister mentioned that the two countries can strengthen bilateral cooperation through the Joint Credit Mechanism (JCM), the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) and could also explore collaboration in areas endorsed by the G20, in particular climate, environment and energy. , according to the press release. The two sides agreed to further strengthen bilateral cooperation on the environment and advance the discussion on the JCM.

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