John Kerry meets PM Modi, Paris Agreement issue discussed
New Delhi: US Special Presidential Envoy on Climate John Kerry called on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday.
Kerry conveyed greetings of President Biden to the Prime Minister.
"The Prime Minister fondly recalled his recent interactions with President Biden including during the Quad Leaders’ Summit and requested Kerry to convey his best wishes to President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris," read the government statement.
Kerry briefed the Prime Minister on his fruitful and productive discussions over the last two days in India.
He positively noted India’s Climate Actions including its ambitious renewable energy plans.
He briefed the Prime Minister about the upcoming Leaders’ Summit on Climate scheduled for 22-23 April 2021.
The Prime Minister noted that India is committed to meeting its nationally determined contributions under the Paris Agreement and that it was among the few countries on track to meet these commitments.
The Indian side briefed Kerry about our wide-ranging efforts to meet commitments under the Paris Agreement and efforts to reduce emissions; and India's lead in multilateral initiatives such as the International Solar Alliance and Coalition of Disaster Resilient Infrastructure.
Kerry noted that the United States would support India’s climate plans by facilitating affordable access to green technologies and requisite finance.
The Prime Minister agreed that cooperation between India and the United States particularly on financing innovation and faster deployment of green technologies would have a positive demonstration effect on other countries.