US Climate Envoy John Kerry visits Indian Parliament, meets officials

US Climate Envoy John Kerry meeting with officials in India on 5-day visit ending July 29, 2023. PHOTO: Twitter (X) @ClimateEnvoy

United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, who is on a five-day India tour ending July 29, 2023, visited the Parliament and met top officials, on the initial leg of his visit.

Kerry, who is leading a US delegation during his visit, met with Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman July 26, in her office inside the Parliament building. He described the meeting as “Very good and constructive.”

“There are many things India and the United States can work together on in order to advance the climate agenda. And there are many things that we can do where we can work together on science, technology, and our ability to be able to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy. So, good conversations…” Kerry said.

Kerry also met Union Minister of Heavy Industries, Mahendra Nath Pandey, earlier that morning.

“I’m proud to be in India this week to advance our shared goals on climate and clean energy,” Kerry tweeted, adding, “Just met with @DrMNPandeyMP to discuss our common interest in diversifying supply chains and empowering India as a manufacturing hub for electric trucks, buses, and heavy-duty vehicles.”

Ahead of his India visit, the US Department of State had in a statement said that Kerry will be in India till July 29 to talk about climate and clean energy and mutual efforts to build a platform for investments in renewable energy.
It stated that Kerry is slated to meet with senior government officials to advance shared objectives on renewable and clean energy, and climate,

Kerry is scheduled to attend the G20 Environment and Climate Sustainability Ministers (ECSM) Meeting in Chennai to be held on July 28.

“Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will travel to New Delhi and Chennai, India, July 25—29, to advance shared objectives on climate and clean energy, including mutual efforts to build a platform for investments in renewable energy and storage solutions, support the deployment of zero-emission buses, and diversify clean energy supply chains,” the US State Department said on the eve of his travel to India.



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