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.