US State Department: John Kerry’s Visit to India

US State Department: John Kerry’s Visit to India

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s Visit to India and Meetings with Prime Minister and Top Officials in the Government of India

Washington, DC (STL.News)

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry traveled to India this week and met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  They discussed U.S.-India cooperation on addressing the climate crisis and raising global ambition heading into President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate April 22-23, the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change later this year, and beyond.

Special Presidential Envoy Kerry and Prime Minister Modi affirmed that given the two nations’ shared desire to combat climate change and complementary strengths, the United States and India can creatively collaborate on a 2030 agenda for clean and green technologies in the service of the planet.  Officials of the two countries will pursue ways in which they can deepen their partnership on climate and clean energy in this critical decade.

Special Presidential Envoy Kerry highlighted President Biden’s support for the enduring comprehensive global strategic partnership with India and the importance of two of the world’s largest economies leading together on climate action.  Special Presidential Envoy Kerry shared that the United States supports India’s ambitious agenda for climate action during the 2020s, particularly the target announced by Prime Minister Modi of installing 450 gigawatts of renewable energy by the end of the decade. 

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