India, France and the United Arab Emirates will work on climate change and biodiversity
The foreign ministers of the three countries decided by telephone to adopt a roadmap for the implementation of the initiative. The call followed their September meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
They will expand their cooperation through initiatives such as the Mangrove Climate Alliance, led by the United Arab Emirates, and the Indo-Pacific Parks Partnership led by India and France. It was agreed that the three countries should focus on key issues such as single-use plastic pollution, desertification and food security in the context of the International Year of Millet, according to the statement.
They agreed to explore the possibility of working with the Indian Ocean Rim Association to pursue projects on clean energy, environment and biodiversity.
The association is a regional forum bringing together representatives of government, business and academia from South Africa, India, Mauritius, Australia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Tanzania and a few other countries.
They will seek to ensure better alignment of their respective economic, technological and social policies with the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement to combat climate change and accelerate the actions and investments needed for a sustainable low-carbon future. , the statement said.