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The 1st ECSWG meeting Of G20 Will Be Held In Bengaluru On 09-11 February.

Last updated on July 17th, 2023 at 03:52 pm

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The Presidency of G20 will be held by India for one year, until 30th November 2023. The forum will bring together the G20 member countries, guest countries, and international organizations invited by India.

Thirteen working groups and two initiatives will meet under India’s presidency to discuss priorities and provide recommendations through the Sherpa Track. One of the working groups under the Sherpa Track is Environment, Climate & Sustainability.

The first G20 environment meeting under G20 India Presidency is scheduled to be held at The Taj West End in Bengaluru from 09th to 11th February.

The 1st Meeting in Bengaluru will be coordinated by the Mysuru Zoo and the Central Zoo Authority on the 18th and 19th of January 2023. One of the best-managed zoos in India, the Mysuru zoo, was chosen as a venue to focus on best practices in zoo management.

This is one of two self-sustaining zoos in India with the unique concept of adopting Zoo animals, which started at this zoo. 59 participants from 25 states and a union territory participated in the conference, which focused mainly on “Master Planning and Building the National Capacity for Species Management & Conservation Breeding.” The Mayor of Mysuru City corporation inaugurated it and it succeeded in drawing prominent conservation practices.

A meeting was held on 21st January 2023 at Bengaluru between Ms. Leena Nandan, Secretary, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), and Ms. Vandita Sharma, Chief Secretary to Government Karnataka for preparedness and better coordination.

Aspects pertaining to branding, security, venue management, cultural events showcasing Karnataka’s traditions, and other logistic arrangements were deliberated. Ms. Nandan requested that the state government provide branding spaces at prominent locations to highlight the meeting.

The Union Secretary, while appreciating the ambiance of Bengaluru and its green environs, requested the Chief Secretary to facilitate an excursion tour of the G20 delegates to Bannerghatta Biological Park. The Chief Secretary assured full support to make the first G 20 meeting on the environment, scheduled to be held in Bengaluru, a big success.

The G20 delegates are scheduled to visit the Bannerghatta Biological Park and the Kalkere Arboretum in Bengaluru. The delegates at Kalkere will be able to see and experience four different types of forests that are common in the state of Karnataka.

The State Forest Department will also showcase the forest restoration models adopted in these ecosystems as well as the successful revival of faunal biodiversity in these areas.

The delegates will be able to see the state-of-art butterfly park and animal safaris at the Bannerghatta Biological Park. The Karnataka Forest Department will also highlight the ecotourism model known as the Jungle Lodges Resort. This resort is extremely popular among nature lovers globally.

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