Mar 28, 2007

U.S. and India Partnering for a Better Global Environment

U.S. EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson is leading a U.S. delegation to India to meet with environmental officials on global environmental cooperation.
"As major contributors to the global economy, the U.S. and India are important to the health of the global environment," said EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson. "As we are seeing in the U.S., environmental progress and economic growth can, in fact, go hand-in-hand. We welcome this opportunity to share our experiences and lessons learned in order to accelerate the pace of environmental protection in both our nations."

Johnson will conclude his visit to India by discussing EPA's methane gas recovery and mercury programs with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and he will also meet with government officials from the Planning Commission and Ministry of Science and Technology on avenues of collaboration to strengthen environmental protection.

2002 memorandum of understanding on environmental cooperation between EPA and the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forest:

Background information on the environment track of the economic dialogue between the United States and India:
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