The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Government of India) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (Germany) held their first meeting of the Indo-German Joint Working Group on Biodiversity on February 12, 2019.
The working group discussed BMU supported biodiversity projects in India. The discussions included the International Climate Initiative supported project on ‘Wetlands Management for Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Security’, which was launched at the Ramsar Conference of Parties meeting in October 2018. The implementation agreement of the project was signed in January 2019. The project shall work on select Indian Ramsar Sites, aiming an integration of climate change dimensions in management planning processes. Wetlands International South Asia is a technical partner to the project.