by VR Sreeraman on  July 11, 2009 at 1:55 PM Environmental Health
 India-UK to Jointly Develop a Green Technology Project to  Fight Climate Change
India and the UK today decided to jointly develop a green technology project to fight the growing concern of climate change.

Briefing reporters after the meeting between Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and his British counterpart Gordon Brown, External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vishnu Prakash told reporters here that the two sides were working on the project for quite some time now.

The two leaders decided to take the leadership role in addressing the challenge of climate change.

The Spokesman said that the Prime Minister informed his counterpart about the national action plan put in place by New Delhi to deal with this problem.

Dr. Singh invited Mr. Brown to attend the conference on climate change being held in New Delhi in last week of October.

The conference assumes significance in view of the UN Conference being held in Copenhagen in December this year.

The meeting lasted 45 minutes. Dr. Singh met Brown on the sidelines of the G-8-G-5 summit.

The two leaders discussed issues of bilateral and multilateral importance, besides areas where they could cooperate mutually, including terrorism and the current global economic meltdown.

Source: ANI

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