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India & Sweden to sign MoU in field of environment
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Feb '08
"Reducing pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions makes sound economic sense. There are many environmental challenges; climate change is a priority issue for the Swedish Government.

India and Sweden are about to sign an MoU in the field of environment; the MoU will be an important tool to facilitate cooperation between the two countries on a variety of issues including sustainable development,” said Mr. Andreas Carlgren, Minister for Environment, Sweden, speaking at the Inaugural Session of the Seminar on Environmental Technology for Sustainable Urban Development, jointly organised by the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development, the Swedish Embassy in New Delhi and the Swedish Trade Council.

“There will be many opportunities to cooperate for the public, civil society, Swedish businesses and academia in the sustainable development of India's urban centres using environmental technologies.”

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project for energy from rice husk and other agricultural wastes in Tamil Nadu is an example of this cooperation. Sweden has demonstrated the possibility of high economic growth while decreasing GHG emissions.

Since 1972, Sweden's its gross national production (GNP) went up by 44%, it lowered its emissions by 9%, he added. This was not easy, and required long-term planning and policies, and use of such tools as district heating, bio-energy and economic instruments (e.g., a carbon tax from the 1990s).

The Minister said the Swedish delegation accompanying him to India consisted of private and public companies, officials from the development cooperation, the Swedish environmental protection agencies and the Swedish Trade Council.

He announced a new policy for development cooperation with India covering environment and energy would come in place in 2011 for the next five years.

He also announced the “SymbioCity” urban development concept by a network of over 100 consultants, and was holistic, integrated and multi-disciplinary in nature, aiming to minimise resource use and maximise recovery to tackle the social and environmental problems that persists in the rapidly growing urban centres in Asia and Africa.


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