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15th Governing Council of South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme 2019 (SACEP) held in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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On November 7, 2019, Shri Prakash Javadekar, the Union Minister for Environment, Forest and climate change & Information and Broadcasting(I&B) , has participated in the 15th governing council meeting (GCM) of the South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme 2019 (SACEP) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
SACEP 15th MeetingKey Points:
The meet with the SACEP members countries witnessed the discussion over the  issues of plastic waste management, biodiversity and other issues related to the environment.

ii.The meeting emphasized the commitment given at Paris on issues like emission intensity reduction, the share of renewable power in India’s power mix, and other issues such as increasing the forest cover.

I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar Meets his Bangladesh counterpart in Dhaka
Information Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Prakash Javadekar met Bangladesh Information Minister Hassan Mahmood and they reviewed the cooperation between the two countries.

Discussion on film production:
i.Both the leaders discussed the stock of issues including cooperation in two film production namely Story of Liberation of Bangladesh & Bangabandhu (the film on Bangladesh’s founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman).

ii.There was also discussion about the progress and impact of DD (Doordarshan) India broadcasting in Bangladesh and Bangla TV broadcasting in India so far.

iii.Both the leaders visited the Bangabandhu memorial museum in Dhaka, Bangladesh and paid respects to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the first President of Bangladesh  & the father of Bengali nation.

India to raise demand for clean technology at affordable cost at COP) 25 climate summit 2019 – Prakash Javadekar
As per the Information Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Prakash Javadekar, India will put forward its demand for clean technology at reasonable price & the better financing from developed countries to developing countries during the forthcoming United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference 2019 (also known as Conference of the Parties (COP) 25 climate summit 2019) in Madrid, Spain, scheduled to be held from December 2-13, 2019.

The South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) was established in 1982 by the South Asian governments with the aim to promote & support the protection, management, and enhancement of the environment in the South Asian region.
Membership: The member nations of SACEP are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan, Pakistan, Nepal.

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