The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on October 4, 2018, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the UN Environment for coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development. The agreement was signed by Director-General of CII, Chandrajit Banerji and Executive Director at UN Environment, Erik Solheim at CII’s headquarters in Delhi.
1. The agreement aims to cover all major areas of interest common to both CII and UN Environment.
2. It aims to provide a framework of cooperation and facilitate cooperation in areas including environment, climate change, renewable energy, energy efficiency, resource conservation and management, water sanitation, smart cities and urban infrastructure.
3. The major activity planned under the agreement includes the #Un-plastic Initiative of the CII and UN Environment that will begin with a ‘Call to Action’, which will include commitments by the industry to take action to curb plastic pollution.
4. Further, the CII will work towards voluntary codes in Indian industry on the issue of plastics. Outside India, the CII will engage with industry forums it is linked to in different countries, especially in Africa through its annual CII-Africa Conclave.