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CII, UN Environment inks MoU for environmental cooperation

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UN Environment for coherent implementation of the environmental 
CII, UN Environment inks MoU for environmental cooperation
dimension of sustainable development.

Details of the MoU:

  • The MoU aims to cover all major interest common areas of both CII and UN Environment.
  • It also aims to provide framework of cooperation and facilitate cooperation in areas including environment, renewable energy, climate change, resource conservation and management, energy efficiency, water sanitation, smart cities and urban infrastructure.
  • The major activity planned by CII and UN Environment under this MoU includes #Un-plastic Initiative.
  • It will begin with 'Call to Action' which will include commitments by industry to take action to curb plastic pollution.
  • Further, CII will work towards voluntary codes in Indian industry on issue of plastics. 
  • Outside India on a global scenario, CII will engage with industry forums in different countries to which it is linked, especially in Africa through its annual CII-Africa Conclave.

About UN Environment:

  • UN Environment (or UNEP) is a leading global environmental authority that sets global environmental agenda, promotes coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as authoritative advocate for global environment.
  • It was established in June 1972. 
  • It is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.

Question:

Q. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with whom for coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development?
a. UN Finance
b. UN Health
c. UN Environment
d. None of the above
CII, UN Environment inks MoU for environmental cooperation CII, UN Environment inks MoU for environmental cooperation Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on October 09, 2018 Rating: 5

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