Union Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh on Monday met US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry here and discussed various issues related to climate change and energy transition.
India and the US on Monday launched the Climate Action and Finance Mobilisation Dialogue (CAFMD) under the India-US Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership.
Kerry called on Singh and had a discussion on various matters related to climate change and energy transition. Later, the Kerry-led delegation deliberated on those issues with Singh and his top brass.
The CAFMD is one the two main tracks of the US-India Agenda 2030 Partnership that President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced at the Leaders Summit on Climate in April 2021.
Besides union ministers and other top brass, Kerry during his visit will also meet private sector leaders to discuss efforts to raise global climate ambition and speed up India’s clean energy transition.
A power ministry statement said the purpose of the meeting was to discuss further collaboration on climate change issues and work towards a genuine partnership between the two countries to pave the way for the rest of the world on energy transition.
Union Power Secretary Alok Kumar and other senior officials from the power ministry were also present.