NEW YORK: Speaking at the two-day long Climate summit, US president Joe Biden said that the climate partnership will be "a core pillar" of US - India relations in future.
"looking forward to working with India's Prime Minister Modi's new partnership to achieve our climate and energy goals, making this a core pillar of our bilateral cooperation", said Joe Biden.
The 40-nation Leaders Summit on Climate hosted by Joe Biden is an effort to galvanize efforts by the major economies to tackle the climate crisis and to catalyze efforts that keep the goal of a 1.5-degree change in global temperature intact.
Addressing the opening session of the summit, PM Modi, announced the US-India Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership on Thursday.
"Together we will help mobilise investments, demonstrate clean technology and enable green collaboration", said Modi.
The key element of the partnership is to enable India to reach its goal of generating 450 gigawatts of clean, renewable energy by 2030.
A joint statement by India and the US said that they "aim to demonstrate how the world can align swift climate action with inclusive and resilient economic development, taking into account national circumstances and sustainable development priorities".
"It will aim to mobilize finance and speed clean energy deployment; demonstrate and scale innovative clean technologies needed to decarbonise sectors including industry, transportation, power, and buildings; and build capacity to measure, manage, and adapt to the risks of climate-related impacts". the statement claimed.
US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John clarified that if the partnership can enable India to reach its target of 450 gigawatts of clean energy, India would be on track to meet its commitment to helping hold down the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees.
The Leaders Summit on Climate is being considered as one of the key events on climate before the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, COP26, which is scheduled to be held in Glasgow later this year.