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US Envoy for Climate John Kerry is arriving in India on Sunday

John Kerry will meet his Indian counterpart and private sector leaders during which efforts to raise global climate ambition and ways to speed up India's clean energy transition will be discussed.

US Envoy for Climate John Kerry is arriving in India on Sunday VPN
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New Delhi, First Published Sep 11, 2021, 5:28 PM IST
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US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will arrive in India on Sunday for a three-day visit to hold discussions on efforts to address the climate crisis. During his visit, the two countries will also launch a climate change funding initiative.

Kerry will meet his Indian counterpart and private sector leaders during which efforts to raise global climate ambition and ways to speed up India's clean energy transition will be discussed.

During his visit, the two countries will launch the Climate Action and Finance Mobilization Dialogue (CAFMD) -- one of the two main tracks of the US-India Agenda 2030 Partnership that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joe Biden announced at the Leaders Summit on Climate in April 2021.

The Special Envoy's visit is expected to bolster the bilateral and multilateral climate efforts ahead of the 26th Conference of members of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to be held from October 31 to November 12 at Glasgow, United Kingdom.

This would be would Kerry's second visit to India after Joe Biden took charge as US President in January.

It is pertinent to mention here that the United States has failed to build any consensus on climate change with China. As per the reports, China wants overall bilateral relations to be improved before talks on the climate issue.

In August, Indian Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav and Kerry had a telephonic conversation over the issue.

In a tweet after the meeting, Yadav had said that he discussed in detail how the largest and oldest democracies can set examples for other countries on Climate Action. 

The minister reiterated that India was committed to working with the US on clean energy.

The United States has been accusing China, India and Russia of not controlling the filthy air. However, the US ranks first in carbon dioxide emitter with around 28 per cent of global emissions followed by China with 14.5 per cent. India ranks third with 7 per cent of the global output.

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