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“India committed to work on clean energy with the US,” Bhupendra Yadav

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Union Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav, on August 24, said that India stands with its full commitment to working with the United States (US) on clean energy. The Minister was on a telephonic conversation with US Special Presidential Envoy fr Climate (SPEC) John Kerry.

As per the statement released from the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Yadav discussed Climate Action and Finance Mobilisation Dialogue (CAFMD) Track under the India-US Climate, Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership, on the telephonic conversation with Kerry. Also, discussions were made on several related issues as well.

Announcing the climate discussions, Yadav took to Twitter and tweeted, “Had a telephonic conversation with US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Mr. JohnKerry and discussed at length how the largest and oldest democracies can set examples for other countries on climate action. India stands committed to working with the US on Clean Energy.”

As per the MoEF&CC, the US SPEC John Kerry is likely to pay a visit to India in September this year. The visit will be aimed to further make the India-US partnership effective on clean energy.

The statement said, “Both India and the US agree to engage in a constructive tie-up under the India-US Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership. The environment minister stated that these platforms provide greater opportunities for working together for climate actions and emphasised that India stands committed to working with the US on Clean Energy.”

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Kerry, during the conversation, mentioned the rollout of the CAFMD in order to enhance actions in the presedecade to meet the Paris Agreement goals, added the ministry.

(With inputs from PTI)

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