Clean Energy and Climate Action

Fueling a Greener Future: US-India Partnership for Clean Energy and Climate Action

Climate Leadership

The recent G20 Summit in New Delhi emphasized climate action, energy security, climate finance, and the transition to a clean energy economy.

The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) and ReNew, working together with the Consulate General of India in New York, hosted a special meeting during Climate Week 2023 in New York City. They talked about the “US-India Climate Partnership and Emerging Opportunities.”

Key attendees included Geoffrey Pyatt from the US State Department, Ms Enoh Ebong from the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), Ms Anjali Kaur from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Reta Jo Lewis from the Export-Import Bank of the United States, Randhir Jaiswal (the Indian Consul General in New York), Dr. Mukesh Aghi (President and CEO of USISPF),  Sumant Sinha (Founder, Chairman, and CEO of ReNew), Brad Crabtree (Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy), and Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj (Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations).

This event brought together business leaders from the clean energy industry and government officials at the Indian Consulate in New York City. They discussed exciting opportunities for the US-India partnership in clean energy, research, and innovation.

During the event, they unveiled a report called “India’s global leadership on climate action.” This report launch was attended by  Randhir Jaiswal,  Mukesh Aghi, and Sumant Sinha, along with prominent government officials, industry leaders, and academics.

The United States and India are leading the global shift toward clean energy. They are cooperating in various areas such as energy supply chains, finance, business partnerships, and research and development.

One of the main goals discussed was helping countries and communities achieve their 2030 emissions reduction targets. These discussions build on the commitments made by President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit in June 2023. India is taking a strong stance on climate change action, with Prime Minister Modi mentioning India’s progress in solar energy and natural farming at the G20 Summit.

The recent G20 Summit in New Delhi emphasized climate action, energy security, climate finance, and the transition to a clean energy economy. Prime Minister Modi highlighted India’s role in addressing global crises and the challenges posed by geopolitical conflicts on energy prices.

Sumant Sinha, the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of ReNew, stressed the importance of global cooperation in tackling climate change. He praised India’s efforts in green hydrogen and carbon markets and the United States’ commitment to renewable energy and carbon capture research.

Randhir Jaiswal, India’s Consul General in New York, highlighted the significance of the US-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP) in achieving 2030 climate goals. He also noted India’s leadership in promoting green initiatives globally.

Mukesh Aghi, USISPF President and CEO, underlined the focus on hydrogen as a crucial energy source for global decarbonization. He mentioned the collaboration between Washington and New Delhi in supporting each other’s hydrogen missions and the positive impact on employment opportunities in India’s clean energy sector.

In essence, this event showcased the strong collaboration between the United States and India in addressing climate challenges and advancing clean energy solutions.

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