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