Weekly Current Affairs

BRICS MoU on climate cooperation signed [IR, Environment]

  • India signed an agreement with fellow BRICS countries to deepen cooperation in abatement and control of air and water pollution, efficient management of liquid and solid waste, climate change and conservation of biodiversity.
  • Technology transfer and finance were two issues that need to be addressed to limit global warming.
  • The Environment Ministry has announced a collaborative R&D programme to develop next generation, sustainable refrigerant technologies as alternatives to hydrofluorocarbons.
  • Key players include the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research and its allied institutions; Department of Science and Technology; Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences and key industry players.