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Climate partnership to be ‘core pillar’ of US-India relations: President Biden

US President Joe Biden has said that the climate ...

US President Joe Biden has said that the climate partnership with India will be “a core pillar” of relations between the two countries. Speaking at the conclusion of the two-day, 40-nation Leaders Summit on Climate in April, President Biden said that he was “looking forward to working with India’s Prime Minister Modi’s new partnership to achieve our climate and energy goals, making this a core pillar of our bilateral cooperation”.

Mr Modi announced the US-India Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership when he addressed the opening session of the summit in April. He said that “together we will help mobilise investments, demonstrate clean technology and enable green collaboration”.

The key element of the partnership is enabling India to reach its goal of generating 450 gigawatts of clean, renewable energy by 2030. Listing the various action pledges made at the summit, Biden said, “The commitments we’ve made must become real commitments without us doing a lot of hot air. No pun intended”.