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UNEA adopts India's resolutions on single-use plastic, sustainable nitrogen management

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Assembly (UNEA) has adopted two resolutions piloted by on single-use and

According to a statement released by the Ministry of Environment, (MoEFCC), the resolutions were adopted at the fourth session of UNEA which was held in from March 11 to 15 on 'Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Production and Consumption'.

"The global nitrogen use efficiency is low, resulting in pollution by reactive nitrogen which threatens human health and eco system services, and contributes to climate change and stratospheric ozone depletion," a said.

"Only a small proportion of produced globally is recycled with most of it damaging the and aquatic bio-diversity. Both these are global challenges and the resolutions piloted by at the UNEA are vital first steps towards addressing these issues and attracting focus of the global community," he said.

also hosted, in the High-Level Segment of UNEA, a session on 'Global Partnerships: Key to Unlocking Resource Efficiency and Inclusive Green Economies' which was attended by representatives of member states, organizations, private sector bodies, leading financial institutions and countries like Germany, and

The Indian delegation also participated in the panel discussion on 'Need for Additional Commitments of Public and ways to Maximize Mobilization of Climate Finance', the statement said.

"It was highlighted that climate is an important lever for climate action related to both mitigation and adaption in developing countries. The contributions to climate need to be in consonance with the basic principles of common but differentiated responsibility and respective capabilities (CBDR-RC).

"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. India has been initiating domestic climate actions, both related to climate change mitigation and adaptation, primarily through its own financial resources. There is a sense of urgency for financial support to developing countries, which have not been so responsible for these global environmental concerns," the statement added.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 17:05 IST