Bilateral/Regional Cooperation

Japan-India Environmental Cooperation

The Ministry of the Environment, Japan and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MEFCC) of the Republic of India organized the Japan-India Senior Officials Meeting on the Environmental Cooperation in April 2018 in Delhi, India. At the meeting, both countries agreed to organize dialogues on environmental issues and continue discussion on environmental issues such as solid waste management, climate change, and air pollution. Based on the discussion, MOEJ and MEFCC signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in October 2018 during a visit to Japan by H.E. Mr Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India.

Year Venue Outline
2018 Tokyo Mr. Yoshiaki Harada, Minister of the Environment of Japan and H.E. Sujan R. Chinoy, Ambassador of India to Japan signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) between MOEJ and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of the Republic of India in the Field of Environmental Cooperation. Before the signing ceremony, Mr. Harada and Ambassador Chinoy met to discuss issues including Joukaso, and confirmed that they would strengthen mutual cooperation in the field of the environment based on the MOC.
1st Policy Dialogue
(Sept. 2021)
On-line The Dialogue exchange information on policies of both countries and discussed their policies and future bilateral cooperation between Japan and India in the following areas: climate change and CFC control, marine litter, air pollution, and sustainable transportation/technology.
Both countries also agreed to cooperate in multilateral frameworks such as the G20, and to further promote Japan-India environmental cooperation.