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Webinar on United States and India as Partners in Climate Action: The Clean Energy Agenda

United States and India as Partners in Climate Action: The Clean Energy Agenda

This event will explore the U.S.-India Climate Change Partnership with special reference to collaborations between the two countries in the clean energy sector.  The two speakers will discuss the partnership as described  in the U.S.-India Joint Statement made in April 2021:  Both the United States and India have set ambitious 2030 targets for climate action and clean energy. In its new nationally determined contribution, the United States has set an economy-wide target of reducing its net greenhouse gas emissions by 50–52 percent below 2005 levels in 2030. As part of its climate mitigation efforts, India has set a target of installing 450 GW of renewable energy by 2030. Through the Partnership, the United States and India are firmly committed to working together in achieving their ambitious climate and clean energy targets and to strengthening bilateral collaboration across climate and clean energy.


The suggested key-points for discussion are given below:  

  1. Shared commitments on climate change and the SDGs; The U.S.’ renewed commitment to the Paris climate agreement (COP21) and India’s response
  2. Collaborating on the 2030 agenda for clean and green technologies
  3. Partnering on future clean energy technology research, development, innovation and deployment, including the transfer of technologies
  4. Finance for effective climate action: Mobilizing public, private and multilateral funds
  5. Increasing climate ambitions: U.S.’ goal to deepen India’s targets for renewable energy and India’s response (net zero emissions by 2050)
  6. Joint partnerships to develop efficient carbon markets and effective carbon pricing 
  7. Joint priorities for the COP – 26 meeting (UK 2021)

This webinar will also give publicity to the current U.S. administration’s new policy on climate change.


Dr. Jessica Seddon, Global Lead, Air Quality, World Resources Institute

Prof. A. Damodaran, Professor, Economics & Social Sciences, IIM Bangalore

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