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US Special Envoy for Climate holds talks in New Delhi

United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry met with Indian Power Minister RK Singh in New Delhi as part of his India trip to address the climate crisis.

Kerry is on an official visit to India from September 12-14. The US special envoy will meet with India counterparts and private sector leaders to discuss efforts to raise global climate ambition and speed India's clean energy transition, the US State Department informed in a statement.

During his visit, India and the US will launch the Climate Action and Finance Mobilisation Dialogue (CAFMD), one of the two main tracks of the US-India Agenda 2030 Partnership. The agenda was announced at the Leaders Summit on Climate in April 2021 by US President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The special envoy's travel will bolster the US bilateral and multilateral climate efforts ahead of the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which will be held October 31 to November 12, 2021, in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Earlier, PM Modi had announced the India-US climate and clean energy partnership to help mobilise investments and enable green collaborations.

"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," PM Modi said at the virtual Leaders' Summit on Climate hosted by the US last month.


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