Initiative to Combat Marine Pollution Launched by India & Norway (Download PDF)


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A letter of Intent establishing India-Norway Marine Pollution Initiative together with Norwegian ministry of Foreign Affairs signed by Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change. The Indian & Norwegian governments agreed to work more closely on oceans by signing MoU & establishing India-Norway Ocean Dialogue during Norwegian Prime Minister’s visit to India in January.

Image of Marine Pollution

Image of Marine Pollution

Image of Marine Pollution

Details About Agreement

  • To develop sustainable solutions within strategic areas of blue economy, such as maritime & marine sector in addition to energy sector was established by joint Task Force on Blue Economy with government officials, researchers & experts as well as private sector.

  • Norway & India will share experiences & competence, & collaborate on efforts to develop clean & healthy oceans, sustainable use of ocean resources & growth in blue economy in partnership.

  • Both governments launched first Joint initiative under this new partnership.

  • The India-Norway Marine Pollution Initiative will combat marine pollution, which is one of fastest growing environmental concerns.

  • The Joint Initiative was signed formally by Ambassador to India, Embassy of Norway & Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF & CC), Govt. of India.

  • This initiative will seek to support local governments in implementing sustainable waste Management practices, develop systems for collecting & analyzing information about sources & scope of marine pollution & improve private sector investment. Support will also be directed towards beach clean-up efforts, awareness raising campaigns & pilot project using plastic waste as fuel substitution for coal in cement production & developing frameworks for deposit schemes.

- Published/Last Modified on: June 11, 2019

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