The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 10th October 2018, has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Finland for environmental cooperation.
The MoU will enable establishment and promotion of closer and long-term cooperation between the two countries in the field of environment protection and management of natural resources on the basis of equity, reciprocity and mutual benefits, taking into account the applicable laws and legal provisions in each country.
The MoU is also believed to bring in the latest technologies and best practices suited for bringing about better environmental protection, better conservation, and better management of climate change and wildlife protection and conservation.
Under the MoU, the key areas of cooperation will include air and water pollution prevention and purification, remediation of contaminated soils, waste management including hazardous wastes and waste-to-energy technologies.
India and Finland MoU will also include promotion of circular economy, climate change, low-carbon solutions, sustainable management of natural resources including forests and conservation of marine and coastal resources.
Largest City: Helsinki
Official Languages: Finnish, Swedish
President: Sauli Niinistö
Prime Minister: Juha Sipilä