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Global warming: US climate envoy John Kerry calls for enhanced cooperation with India – Times Now

US climate envoy John Kerry

US climate envoy John Kerry

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New Delhi: In a bid to tackle climate change, the US special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry on Saturday called for an enhanced cooperation between India and the US.

Talking to Times Now‘s Srinjoy Chowdhury, Kerry said that US is working to help India bring finance and technology to advance its efforts to reduce global warming.

“US is excited to work with India. US is working to help India bring finance and technology to advance its efforts,” Kerry said.

The US envoy pointed out that India has earlier set a target to achieve 450 GW (now 500 GW) renewable energy installed capacity by 2030.

US climate envoy John Kerry calls for enhanced cooperation with India
US climate envoy John Kerry calls for enhanced cooperation with India

“India has made a very important commitment to deploy 450 GW of renewable energy by 2030. Indian Prime Minister has personally made this commitment…If India makes it happen, India will be a major contributor in limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius,” Kerry told Times Now.

Last year, Modi raised the target of non-fossil energy capacity from 450 gigawatts to 500 GW by 2030. India will have around 450 GW from solar and wind, while 70-100 GW will be from hydropower plants.

“US is confident that India has the ability to make it happen,” he said, adding that India’s role on climate change is crucial.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has committed that by 2030, India will fulfil 50 per cent of its energy requirements with renewable energy. Moreover, he pledged that India will reduce one billion tonne of the total projected carbon emissions by 2030. PM Modi has set the target of net zero emissions by 2070. India has also planned to plant enough trees by 2030 to absorb an additional 2.5-3 billion tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere.

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