India, China may sign treaty on glacier research in Oct

Ramesh, who is here on a four-day trip, said a Chinese delegation of environment scientists and officials will visit India for discussions in October after which a comprehensive accord will be formulated.
The two countries have also decided to set up a joint working group of forestry experts to study carbon sequestration and determine factors that result in the capture of carbon dioxide in green cover.

India and China are keen to work together in research on combating pollution in major cities of the two countries and management of hazardous waste, Ramesh said.
During his talks with the Chinese officials, Ramesh also raised the issue of tiger farming in China. Beijing was criticised recently by the Geneva-based Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species for encouraging tiger farming after lobbying by India, which opposes such practices.

The two sides will hold a meeting of experts on issues relating to tiger and Tibetan antelope protection in November, the minister said.

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