Tag - John Kerry

Eight Indians, PIOs in Time 100 Climate List


New York: Eight individuals of Indian and Indian-origin, including World Bank President Ajay Banga and Ola Electric's co-founder Bhavish Aggarwal, have been recognized in Time magazine's inaugural list of the world's most influential leaders driving businesses towards concrete climate action. The 'Time 100 Climate' list comprises CEOs, founders, philanthropists, musicians, policymakers, and government officials worldwide...

India joins US-led coalition to clean up carbon-intensive industry


Davos: India has joined the US-led First Movers Coalition, a flagship public-private partnership to clean up the most carbon-intensive industry sectors, from heavy industry to long distance transport. The coalition announced a major expansion to more than 50 corporate members worth about $8.5 trillion and a total of nine leading governments, including the US, covering...

Indian American Reshma Saujani to speak at Yale Class Day


New Haven: A Yale Law School graduate who is committed to female economic and academic empowerment will speak at this year’s Yale University Class Day. Reshma Saujani, who graduated from Yale Law School in 2002, launched Girls Who Code in 2012, which has taught more than 500,000 girls to have competitive computing skills in in-person...

India is a red-hot investment destination for solar power: John Kerry


New Delhi:  US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Change John Kerry has termed India, the red-hot investment destination for solar power. Kerry said that harnessing the full value of solar energy will require countries to invest in storage, grid infrastructure and inflexibility in both demand and supply. Kerry was delivering his special address as the envoy of the...

US senator introduces legislation to boost India-US ties in clean energy


Washington, DC: A top American senator has introduced legislation to boost cooperation between India and the US in the areas of clean energy and climate change, emphasizing that he witnessed firsthand the positive results that come when the two nations work as a team to tackle common challenges. The Prioritizing Clean Energy and Climate Cooperation with India...

India, US launch ‘Climate Action and Finance Mobilisation Dialogue’


New Delhi: India and the United States have launched the Climate Action and Finance Mobilization Dialogue (CAFMD) with Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav and US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Change, John Kerry, reiterating pledges to enhance actions to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. The CAFMD is one of the two main tracks...

US climate envoy John Kerry on 2-day India visit


The US’s Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry arrived in India on Sunday for his two-day visit that aims to lay the groundwork for American efforts ahead of a key United Nations climate conference scheduled for November.  Kerry met Union environment minister Bhupender Yadav on Monday, and other government officials regarding New Delhi’s climate ambitions. The...

Kerry pats India for ‘job well done’ on climate


New Delhi: U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry praised India as a world leader in renewables as he began talks with government leaders aimed at cutting carbon emissions faster to slow global warming. India is the world’s third biggest emitter behind the United States and China and is under pressure to commit itself to...

President Biden invites PM Modi to Climate Summit


Washington: President Joe Biden has invited 40 heads of state, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to join him for the World Leaders Summit on Climate to be hosted by his administration on April 22-23. The other leaders, including Presidents Xi Jinping of China and Vladimir Putin of Russia, European leaders Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and...