US Envoy John Kerry meets PM Modi; discusses Climate Summit and UN meet agenda

US Envoy John Kerry in his discussion with PM Narendra Modi pointed out that the US will support India’s climate plans by facilitating affordable access to green technologies.

US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday and discussed the issues related to climate, including a forthcoming summit of 40 world leaders.

US Envoy John Kerry is currently on his visit to India between 5 and 8 April as part of his ongoing three-nation tour to discuss climate change and focus on ‘Climate Ambition’.

Mr Kerry’s discussion with PM Narendra Modi was centred on the forthcoming Climate Leaders’ Summit as well as climate issues in the context of COP26 to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, which is scheduled to be held later this year, reported ANI.

During his meet, PM Modi assured Kerry that India is committed to meeting its nationally determined contributions under Paris Agreement. He also mentioned that India is one of the few countries that is on track to meet these commitments.

Biden’s Leaders Summit is reported to be a key milestone on the road to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) this November in Glasgow and the Summit will underscore the urgency for economic benefits — of stronger climate action.

The Biden’s Climate Summit will bring together 40 world leaders, including PM Narendra Modi, seeking to “galvanise efforts by the major economies to tackle the climate crisis”, reported The Print.

Mr Kerry in his discussion with PM Narendra Modi pointed out that the US will support India’s climate plans by facilitating affordable access to green technologies. The Indian Prime Minister agreed to the India-US cooperation particularly on financing ‘innovation and green technologies’ – leading to a positive demonstration effect on other nations.

US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry also held separate meetings with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday which aimed at issues relating to global climate action.

Following the meet, Kerry, in his tweet on Tuesday described India as a “vital partner in our fight against the climate crisis. We must raise ambition together, or we will fail together”.

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