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UNEA adopts single-use plastic resolution piloted by India

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In a first, Assembly (UNEA) has adopted the resolutions piloted by on single-use plastic and sustainable nitrogen management at the 4th session in

"The global nitrogen use efficiency is low, resulting in pollution by reactive nitrogen which threatens human health, ecosystem services, contributes to climate change and stratospheric ozone depletion," reads the release of Union Ministry of Environment, issued on Saturday.

"And only a small proportion of the produced globally are recycled, with most of it damaging the and aquatic biodiversity," further reads the press statement.

In the session held between March 11 and March 15, UNEA's theme was 'Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Production and Consumption.'

also hosted, in the High-Level Segment of UNEA, a session on "Global Partnerships: Key to Unlocking Resource Efficiency and Inclusive Green Economies."

A panel discussion held which had high-level diplomatic participation from Germany, Brazil, and senior management of international financial institutions.

"The mainstreaming of resource efficiency and use of secondary raw materials through partnerships and action at scale is critical for moving towards the green economy. It emerged that collaborations and action at scale is key to success," said the ministry.

"The actions should be oriented towards having an inclusive green economy and blended will help in implementation whereas public should be provided to de-risk private in transformational projects," the release read.

The Indian delegation also participated in the panel discussion in high-level segment on "Need for additional commitments of and the ways to maximize mobilization of "

highlighted that is an important lever for climate action related to both mitigation and adaption in developing countries.

The contributions to need to be in consonance with the basic principles of common but differentiated responsibility and respective capabilities (CBDR-RC).

"Climate finance is more of an obligation of the developed countries, based on their historical emissions. The availability of sufficient, additional and is a key for action," said the ministry.

"Importantly, the lack of pledged funds in the and the potential reliance on the private sector has been highlighted by many developing countries," the release further read.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 19:58 IST