Both India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the United States’ Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Change, John Kerry, emphasized their contribution to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.
Kerry, who started an official visit to India on Wednesday, said via Twitter that the U.S. representatives are “learning more about how India is making progress toward its Paris Agreement targets – and discussing how we can partner to drive down global emissions and invest in resilience.”
“India has an ambitious 2030 climate agenda, having set a target of 450 GW of renewable energy. Looking for shared solutions to drive progress faster,” the official added. The U.S. climate envoy is touring India, the United Arab Emirates, and Bangladesh before Joe Biden’s Leaders’ Virtual Summit on Climate on April 22 and 23.
Developed countries can contribute to $100 billion in annual support for climate change programs in developing countries as part of the 2015 Paris Agreement. India’s aim is to reduce the emissions intensity of GDP by 33-35 percent by 2030, and according to the government, it has already achieved 21% of that goal.