The United States officially backed out of the Paris climate agreement in February, 107 days after stepping down at the behest of former president Donald Trump.

India hailed America’s effort to combat climate change and his return to the Paris accord when Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden held their first face-to-face bilateral meeting at the White House.

Their meeting comes as the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, United Kingdom, which brings together almost 200 leaders to debate how to move towards action to combat climate change, continues with an update to goals.

India welcomed US leadership on climate change and its return to the Paris accord, said the declaration by the US and Indian joint leaders.

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is important this year, as it is expected to discuss the position of developed countries’ climate finance commitments to developing countries.

During their meeting, Biden also recognized the importance of mobilizing funding for investments in renewable energy, storage, and grid infrastructure that will ensure the clean, reliable power to millions of Indian homes.

India welcomed the US joining the Industrial Change leaders group.

Bhupender Yadav

Bhupender Yadav is an Indian politician who serves as the Union Cabinet Minister of Labour and Employment, Environment, Forest and Climate Change in the Government of India. (wikipedia)

Narendra Modi

Narendra Damodardas Modi ; born 17 September 1950) is an Indian politician serving as the 14th and current prime minister of India since 2014. (wikipedia)

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Donald Trump

Donald John Trump is an American politician, media personality, and businessman who served as the 45th president of the United States from 2017 to 2021. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, (wikipedia)

2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21 or CMP 11 was held in Paris, France, from 30 November to 12 December 2015. (wikipedia)

Joe Biden

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is an American politician who is the 46th and current president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, (wikipedia)

Climate change

Climate change includes both global warming driven by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns. (wikipedia)

Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement , often referred to as the Paris Accords or the Paris Climate Accords, is an international treaty on climate change, adopted in 2015. It covers climate change mitigation, (wikipedia)