Climate Envoy John Kerry In India
NEW DELHI, (IANS) – The US special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry, who arrived in India on July 26 on a five-day visit, met Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
Both the leaders discussed climate agenda and other related issues.
“Very good meeting, very constructive. Talking about the very significant capacity for India and the United States to work together to advance the climate agenda.
“There are many things that we can do where we can work together, science, technology, and our ability to be able to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy,” Kerry told reporters outside Parliament after the meeting.
Earlier on his arrival in Delhi, Kerry had met Minister of Heavy Industries, Mahendra Nath Pandey. Both discussed India’s growth as a manufacturing hub for heavy electric vehicles.
As per the State Department, the visit of the US climate envoy is intended to advance common goals on climate change and clean energy, including joint initiatives to create a platform for investments in renewable energy and storage options, support the deployment of zero-emission buses, and diversify clean energy supply chains.