On July 31, 2014 Secretary Kerry co-chaired the fifth U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue with the Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi. Secretary Kerry was accompanied by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and officials from other U.S. agencies including the Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, and NASA. Discussions of bilateral and regional issues included U.S.-India economic ties, counterterrorism efforts, regional security initiatives, people-to-people ties, and other facets of the strategic partnership. It was the first U.S. cabinet-level visit to New Delhi since the new Indian Government was elected, and it underscored the strategic importance of the U.S.-India relationship.
Energy and Climate Change working groups will continue our successful energy dialogue and begin discussions on actions to address the challenge of global climate change. Here are some of the activities between the two governments that are advancing energy and climate change cooperation.
- India, United States Establish “PACEsetter Fund” to Accelerate Off-Grid Clean Energy Innovation, June 30, 2015
The fund will provide grants to support development and testing of innovative products, systems, and business models to improve the viability of off-grid renewable energy businesses.
- USAID to Assist IIFCL Raise $665m of Green Finance, June 30, 2015
This MOU between USAID and IAMCL will help drive clean energy development in support of the Government of India’s renewable energy targets.
- Green – the Color of Growth: The Business Case for Climate Action -Ambassador Verma’s Climate Speech, April 20, 2015
Because the United States recognizes our role in creating the present situation, we are working hard to address it, both domestically and in the international community.
- Fact Sheet: U.S. and India Climate and Clean Energy Cooperation, January 25, 2015
To further support the achievement of our ambitious climate and clean energy goals, the United States and India have pledged to enhance our cooperation in this area.
- Fact Sheet: U.S.-India Energy and Climate Cooperation, July 31, 2014
Together, our two countries are working to diversify and expand energy resources, promote energy efficiency, and address the global concerns of climate change.