India is firm on its commitment to work on clean energy with the US, said Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav after he hopped on a telephonic conversation with US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC) John Kerry on Tuesday.
The ministry said in a statement that issues like the Climate Action and Finance Mobilisation Dialogue (CAFMD) Track under the India-US Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership and other related ones were discussed during the conversation.
“Had a telephonic conversation with US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Mr @JohnKerry and discussed at length how the largest and oldest democracies can set examples for other countries on climate action. India stands committed to working with the US on Clean Energy,” Yadav told through his tweet.
It is likely for Kerry to visit India to further discuss the India-US partnership on clean energy, maybe in September, said the Ministry.
“Both sides agreed that India and the U.S. will engage for constructive engagement under the India-US Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership. The environment minister stated that these platforms provide greater opportunities for working together for climate actions and emphasised that India stands committed to working with the US on Clean Energy,” the ministry said.
While on call, Kerry brought an emphasis on the launch of the CAFMD to strengthen actions in the current decade to reach goals of the Paris Agreement, the Ministry said.
Clean Energy is an industry that creates hundreds of billions in economic activities and experts are expecting rapid and continuous growth in the coming years. Countries that export, manufacture or invent Clean Energy and related technologies have this tremendous opportunity of accelerating their economies in coming times. A Clean Energy revolution is already taking place across America, with a gradual expansion of the sectors related to the US renewable energy.