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Government of India
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
18-November-2010 17:12 IST
India –Norway to Cooperate in Biodiversity
India and Norway will initiate a joint project on technical and institutional cooperation in connection with the establishment of a Centre for Biodiversity Policy and Law. A Letter of Intent will be signed for this here tomorrow. The centre will be co-funded by the Indian and Norwegian Governments. Both the countries are of the view that dialogue and interaction on Multilateral Environmental Agreements, in particular the Convention on Biological Diversity and its implementation is important.

Both the countries established a Joint Commission of Cooperation in 2004 and an Indo-Norwegian Joint Working Group on Environment (JWG-E). The Norwegian Ministry has held a series of discussions on the bilateral cooperation in the area of environment, including biodiversity during last five years.