Cabinet approves MoU between India and France in the field of energy efficiency / energy conservation

• The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been apprised of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and France in the field of energy efficiency / energy conservation. The MoU was signed on 17th October 2018.

Major Impact:

• The MoU is a Science and Technology agreement, which involves knowledge exchange and cooperation in the nature of technical assistance only.

• The MoU is expected to take forward information exchange on policies, programmes and technologies relating to enhanced energy efficiency and demand side management.

Benefits:

• The MoU will lead to awareness creation on energy efficiency. Development of tools for collection, use and analysis of CO2 emissions and GHG data for tracking global emissions for INDC.

• It will promote Research and Development, and demonstration of energy efficient technologies. Development of sustainable mobility with specific focus on electric transport.

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Mains Paper 2: International Relations

Prelims level: Energy efficiency / energy conservation

Mains level: Not much

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