India and Finland have signed a memorandum of cooperation for environment protection. The agreement is aimed at bringing in the latest technologies and best practices to ensure better environment and wildlife protection as well as conservation. It also seeks mitigation of climate change.
According to the memorandum of cooperation, the countries will together focus on projects related to air and water pollution prevention and purification, waste management, climate change, cooperation in promotion of circular economy, low-carbon solutions, sustainable management of natural resources, conservation of marine and coastal resources and integrated water management of oceanic or sea islands. Moreover, the agreement will expand bilateral cooperation in the tourism sector, promote safe and sustainable tourism among others.
Over the past year, India has signed such bilateral agreements with many countries. Recently Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed with France, Morocco and Guyana for the expansion of renewable energy. The country has also signed agreements with Fiji and Greece to further the development of clean energy and reducing carbon footprint for a sustainable future.