A decision on whether the United States will accede to the Indian-led International Solar Alliance will be made within weeks, ahead of the next U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, due for October 31, U.S. Special Representative to the U.N. on Climate John Kerry told NDTV.
Kerry said India is ahead of many countries in renewable energy use.
“I said to them this is urgent. We have to get this done. People have not said to me explicitly no or yes. I did not meet with anybody who said that’s a crazy idea and we are not going to do that,” Kerry told reporters on his way to a roundtable meeting if asked to assess the Indian government’s ambitions for climate change.
Kerry said the two sides hadn’t spent much time talking about Net Zero, and they were really concentrating on what they needed to do now.
A net-zero target means compensating for the level of greenhouse gas released into the environment by eliminating such a volume.
This can be achieved by different methods such as forest recovery or via direct air capture and storage (DACS), according to the World Resources Institute.
He said that the United States will work very closely with India and do everything it can to speeding up the deployment of renewables of 450 GW.
Yesterday the Department for Environment reported that India has informed the US of its intention to move towards a clean energy transition.