Chandigarh, December 26
Japan has shown a keen interest to provide technical support and collaborate with the Haryana Government on climate change and environmental issues, an official statement said on Sunday.
Yuki Yoshida, Secretary, Environment, Embassy of Japan, along with Haryana officials, on Sunday visited Aravalli mountains at Bhondsi in Gurugram to explore the potential of setting up a centre of excellence related to climate change, waste management, e-vehicles, air pollution, biodiversity conservation, land degradation, desertification and other allied areas, it said.
Pawan Chaudhary, adviser to the CM for Foreign Cooperation Department, and Managing Director and ex-country representative, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Dr Vivek Saxena, discussed the potential areas of partnership and collaboration, it further said.
During the visit, senior official of Climate Change Division of German Technical Cooperation, an international cooperation agency, Ashwin assured cooperation for technical and financial assistance from Germany on environmental issues, said the government statement.
Head of IUCN India (Business and Biodiversity Programme and Leaders for Nature Programme) Minal Pahuja also expressed her desire to support and partner on sustainable challenges, it said. — TNS