The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries environment ministers are expected to meet in Goa on September 16. They would discuss thematic areas of mutual interest of all the countries.
Priority actions for cooperation in critical areas like air and water pollution, liquid and solid waste management, climate change and conservation of biodiversity will be discuss in the meeting.
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Anil Madhav Dave will also participate in Goa meeting, said an official release from the ministry office.
The BRICS ministers are expected to discuss thematic areas of mutual interest and prioritize actions for cooperation in environment protection and biodiversity conservation.
It is one in a series of meetings being organised by various Central government ministries, in the run-up to the BRICS Heads of States Summit in Goa next month.
The meet would also follow the adoption of global environmental agreements like Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development, Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement last year.