Business leaders of India and the United Kingdom will draw up a joint action
plan to increase co-operation on tackling the issues of climate change.
forward the issue of climate change at the business level, The Confederation of
Indian Industry (CII) and its British counterpart, the Confederation of British
Industry (CBI), at a meeting in London, also decided to form partnerships to develop
clean coal technologies and carbon sequestration, a CII statement said.
climate change, facilitating technology partnerships and collaborating on the
area of skills development between India and UK are the key elements of CII''s
future agenda vis-à-vis the UK.
areas of collaboration, it added, would include waste-to-energy and other waste
utilisation technologies and renewable energy.
issues concerning technology cooperation came up for discussion during the three-day
visit (June 24 to 26) of 11 CEOs led by CII president Sunil Bharti Mittal.
CII delegation also met British secretary of state for environment, food and rural
affairs David Miliband who assured all support to India in adopting clean development
initiatives in India - the CII-Godrej Centre of Excellence on Green Business and
the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence on Sustainability.
the visit, CII also signed a memorandum of understanding with the Said Business
School, University of Oxford for setting up their India Business Centre.