New Delhi (NVI): The United States today said that India is a critical part of the solution to the climate crisis and that it sees New Delhi as an important partner on future clean energy research, development, and deployment, ahead of US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry’s arrival in the National Capital.
Kerry is to arrive here today on a four-day visit, to hold consultations on increasing climate ambition, ahead of US President Joe Biden’s ‘Leaders’ Summit on Climate’ on April 22-23 as well as key climate issues in the context of the COP26 meet to be held later this year.
“In New Delhi, Special Presidential Envoy Kerry will meet with representatives of the Indian government, private sector, and nongovernmental organizations,” the US Embassy Spokesperson said in a statement, ahead of Kerry’s visit today.
“As one of the world’s largest economies and a global leader in science and innovation, India is a critical part of the solution to the climate crisis. We see India as an important partner on future clean energy research, development, and deployment, not least because of their successful domestic agenda in this area,” the spokesman said.
“A key focus for our Administration is supporting and encouraging India’s decarbonization efforts through clean, zero, and low-carbon investment, and supporting India in mitigating its fossil energy use,” he added.
According to the US Embassy spokesman, John Kerry is traveling to Abu Dhabi, New Delhi, and Dhaka from April 1-9, for consultations on increasing climate ambition, ahead of President Joe Biden’s Leaders’ Summit on Climate (April 22-23) and the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) later this year.
President Biden had invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the Leaders’ Summit on Climate, which will be held virtually, and the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate to be held on April 22 and 23.
Prime Minister Modi welcomed President Biden’s initiative and accepted the invitation this month.