Modi announces India-US Climate and Clean Energy partnership

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Mann Ki Baat
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden today announced the launching of the India-US Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership at the Leader’s Climate Summit today.

Addressing the summit, PM Modi said that India welcomes partners to create templates of sustainable development in India.

“As a climate-responsible developing country, India welcomes partners to create templates of sustainable development in India. These can also help other developing countries, who need affordable access to green finance and clean technologies,” he said.

“That is why, President Biden and I are launching the “India-US climate and clean energy Agenda 2030 partnership”. Together, we will help mobilise investments, demonstrate clean technologies, and enable green collaborations,” he added.

Modi also thanked Biden for taking this initiative and said that humanity is battling a global pandemic right now. And, this event is a timely reminder that the grave threat of Climate Change has not disappeared.

“In fact, Climate Change is a lived reality for millions around the world. Their lives and livelihoods are already facing its adverse consequences,” Modi said.

The PM said that India’s per capita carbon footprint is 60% lower than the global average. It is because our lifestyle is still rooted in sustainable traditional practices.

He said that despite our development challenges, we have taken many bold steps on clean energy, energy efficiency, afforestation and bio-diversity. That is why we are among the few countries whose NDCs are 2-degree-Celsius compatible.