SCO member states adopt “action plan” for environment protection


New Delhi: Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states have adopted a “Joint Communique” to implement the 2022-24 concept of cooperation in the field of environment protection.
The “SCO Action Plan” was adopted during the fourth meeting of the Heads of Ministries and Agencies of the SCO Member States responsible for Environmental Protection Issues, 18th April, 2023, New Delhi.
“The Joint Communique has been framed on the basis of the SCO Action Plan to implement the 2022-24 concept of cooperation in the field of environment protection” said the statement.
The meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav.

Speaking on the occasion, Bhupender Yadav said India’s SCO Presidency is guided by the mantra, “TOWARDS A “SECURE” SCO”, which was given by our Prime Minister at the Qingdao Summit in 2018.

“India attaches special importance to SCO in promoting multilateral, political, security, economic and people-to-people interaction in the region” he said.

Sharing India’s Experiences and LiFE, Yadav mentioned about the Mission LiFE, which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 20th October 2022.

He invited the SCO community to be a part of Mission LiFE for individual, family and community-based actions.

The meeting was attended by high-level delegation from the SCO Member States led by Ministers, Deputy Ministers from the Republic of Kazakhstan, the People’s Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Uzbekistan.


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