US President Joe Biden on Friday said that he is looking forward to working with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a new partnership to achieve climate and energy goals, making this a core pillar of bilateral cooperation.
Biden made the comments a day after India and the United States announced a “US-India Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership” to create stronger bilateral cooperation on actions in the current decade to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
“I’m looking forward to working with India’s Prime Minister Modi in a new partnership to achieve our climate and energy goals, making this a core pillar of our bilateral cooperation,” Biden said in his address to the virtual summit on climate change.
This includes deploying 450 gigawatts of renewable power to meet the ambitious 2030 target for climate action and clean energy. The partnership will proceed along two main tracks — the Strategic Clean Energy Partnership, co-chaired by Secretary of Energy Granholm, and the Climate Action and Finance Mobilisation Dialogue, co-chaired by Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, a joint statement said.
Addressing the final session of the virtual climate summit on Friday, Biden said this is about the opportunity that addressing climate change provides.