The US-India Climate Technologies Action Group (CTAG) is a joint initiative of the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF). The CTAG aims to integrate private and public sector inputs on concrete initiatives that can contribute to advanced global action on climate, facilitate U.S. industry input on the latest climate-resilient technologies, share US business models with the Indian market to accelerate the development of the clean energy sector, mobilize capital for climate-smart infrastructure projects in India and strengthen the US-India bilateral relationship.
On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, the USTDA and USISPF launched the US-India Climate Technologies Action Group (CTAG), that brought together senior government officials and business leaders from India and the United States who engaged in a high-level dialogue on the “Accelerating the Adoption of Climate Technology in India.”
Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced its latest partnership to support climate-smart infrastructure overseas, launching the U.S.-India Climate Technologies Action Group (CTAG) in collaboration with the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF). USTDA also announced a grant award to the USIN Foundation to promote energy resilience in India. This activity represents CTAG’s inaugural project.
The Climate Technologies Action Group convened on February 17, 2022 to interact with Mr. Eric Haxthausen, Senior Advisor for Climate, Partnerships and Innovation, US Trade and Development Agency.
The objective of the meeting was to discuss the US-India Climate Partnership and understand USTDA’s priorities for the sector.
As part of the Climate Technologies Action Group (CTAG), this dialogue strengthened the U.S. – India Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 partnership, with inputs from the private sector on climate-related initiatives they are working on or keen to pursue in India.
During the session, we also had industry leaders speak on climate-related initiatives they are working on, or on opportunities/gaps that can be pursued to advance India’s climate action plans and also taken up as activities/pilots under US India Climate Cooperation.
The India Energy Resilience workshop series, was a series of ten virtual workshops on energy resiliency in India following the COVID-19 pandemic, jointly convened by the US Trade and Development Agency, IHS Markit, and the USIN Foundation, as part of the Climate Technologies Action Group.
The workshop series focused on the decarbonization of the Indian energy industry by incorporating innovative technologies like as carbon capture, hydrogen, and renewables integration to assist India in meeting its climate goals.
These 10 workshops were organized in a 90-minute format, on select dates from October through December 2021, and was delivered by a team of IHS Markit experts.
WORKSHOP 1: ENERGY SCENARIOS AND ACCELERATION OF CLIMATE AND SUSTAINABILITY: GLOBAL
WORKSHOP 2: HYDROGEN ECONOMY AND AREAS OF NEW DEMAND: GLOBAL AND INDIA
WORKSHOP 3: ENERGY SCENARIOS AND ACCELERATION OF CLIMATE AND SUSTAINABILITY: INDIA
WORKSHOP 4: ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE PATH TO NET ZERO: GLOBAL AND INDIA
WORKSHOP 5: REDUCTION OF SCOPE 1 EMISSIONS IN THE PATH TO NET ZERO: GLOBAL AND INDIA
WORKSHOP 6: CARBON-NEUTRAL ENERGY SUPPLIES: INDIA
WORKSHOP 7: CCUS AND GROWTH OF CIRCULAR ECONOMY: GLOBAL AND INDIA
WORKSHOP 8: SUPPLY CHAIN OPPORTUNITIES FOR CLEAN ENERGY: GLOBAL AND INDIA
WORKSHOP 9: REDUCTION OF SCOPE 3 EMISSIONS IN THE PATH TO NET-ZERO: GLOBAL AND INDIA
WORKSHOP 10: ROLE OF CLIMATE AND SUSTAINABLE FINANCE TO ACCELERATE CLEAN ENERGY ADOPTION: GLOBAL AND INDIA