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US envoy John Kerry calls on PM Narendra Modi, briefs about upcoming Leaders Summit on climate to be hosted by President Joe Biden



New Delhi: The US Special Presidential Envoy on Climate John Kerry called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday (April 7, 2021) and briefed him about the upcoming Leaders Summit on climate that will be hosted by President Joe Biden.

Kerry also briefed Prime Minister Modi on his productive discussions over the last two days in India and ‘positively noted’ India’s Climate Actions including its ambitious renewable energy plans, as per the press release by Prime Minister’s Office.

PM Modi highlighted that India is committed to meeting its nationally determined contributions under the Paris Agreement and that it was among the few countries on track to meet these commitments. 

Kerry noted that the United States would support India’s climate plans by facilitating affordable access to green technologies and requisite finance. 

Prime Minister Modi agreed that cooperation between India and the United States particularly on financing innovation and faster deployment of green technologies would have a positive demonstration effect on other countries.

Kerry conveyed greetings of President Biden to PM Modi, whereas, the Prime Minister requested the US envoy to convey his best wishes to US President and Vice President Kamala Harris.

PM Modi, notably, has accepted the United States President Joe Biden’s invite to attend the virtual climate summit on April 22 and 23. Over 40 world leaders were invited by Biden to use the Summit as an opportunity to outline how their countries also will contribute to stronger climate ambition.

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