The First G20 Environment and Climate Sustainability Working Group Meeting under India Presidency will begin in Bengaluru today. The Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Richa Sharma briefed media persons in Bengaluru yesterday that issues concerning biodiversity will be top on the agenda for deliberations. Land degradation and biodiversity loss, marine pollution, conservation of mangroves and coral reefs are some of the core areas of deliberations in the three days event.
The delegates will visit Kalkere, Arboretum and Bannerghatta National Park to showcase the forest restoration model adopted in India. Over 142 delegates from G20 countries and 19 member countries and the European Union, 25 from 10 guest countries and 21 representatives of international organisations are slated to meet and hold global discourse during the meet. (AIR NEWS)