Next round of G20 meetings to be held in Gujarat from March 27


Gujarat will host the next round of G20 group meetings from March 27 to April 4. An officer gave this information. He informed that three meetings will be held in Gujarat on various issues, in which representatives of various countries apart from the member countries of the G20 group will participate.

India is chairing the G20 group this year. This grouping includes 19 countries from different continents as well as the European Union (EU). A senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer coordinating the G20 events in Gujarat said that out of the three meetings, the first meeting of the ‘Environment and Climate Sustainability Working Group (ECSWG)’ was held in Gandhinagar from March 27 to 29. Will.

Mona Khandar, principal secretary (economic affairs) in the state finance department, said, “This will be the second meeting of the ECSWG. G20 Sherpa Amitabha Kant will inaugurate it in the presence of several senior Central Government officials and subject experts.

Khandar told reporters that the ECSWG meeting was attended by Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Leena Nandan, Additional Secretary, Water Resources, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Debashree Mukherjee, and Director General, Mission for Clean Ganga, G. Ashok Kumar will participate.

He informed that Central Water Commission, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), National Center for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Environment Program and Indian National Center for Ocean Information Services Officers will also be involved in this.

“Representatives from around 30 countries, including the US, Argentina, Brazil, China, France and Germany, will participate in the three-day event,” Khandar said.

He informed that on the first day there will be discussion on ‘best practices related to water resources’ and other related topics. Thereafter, the guests will be taken to the Narmada Canal on the Sabarmati River, the famous Adalaj Stepwell and the Sabarmati Riverfront.

According to Khandar, technical sessions will be held on March 28 on five key themes – climate resilient infrastructure, groundwater management, water sanitation, climate change mitigation and resource efficiency and circular economy.

He informed that on March 29, technical sessions will be organized on topics related to oceans, sustainable marine economy, conservation of marine and coastal ecosystems and marine spatial planning.

According to a Press Information Bureau (PIB) release, the second meeting in this series on the theme “Disaster Management” will be held in Gandhinagar from March 30 to April 1. Earlier, Gujarat had hosted various G20 related meetings in January and February, including one on tourism.


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