India critical part of solution to climate crisis: US

India's militaries at the vessel on the river with flag. Tripura’s Gomati river connects with Meghna river in Bangladesh. (PTI Photo). Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

NEW DELHI, Apr 5, 2021, India Today. Ahead of Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry’s visit to India, the United States has said that India is “critical” to any solution to the climate crisis. A US embassy spokesperson told India Today TV that “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,” India Today reported.

John Kerry will be in New Delhi on April 5 and during the course of his stay for four days, he will meet the representatives of the Indian government, private sector, and non-governmental organisations.

The spokesperson added: “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.”

“A key focus for our Administration is supporting and encouraging India’s decarbonisation efforts through clean, zero, and low-carbon investment, and supporting India in mitigating its fossil energy use,” the spokesperson said.

John Kerry would be traveling to Abu Dhabi, New Delhi, and Dhaka from April 1-9, 2021, 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.

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