India and the United States would kick off the Climate Action and Finance Mobilization Dialogue (CAFMD!) on Monday as the president’s special representative on climate change. John Kerry is visiting India on a multi-nation trip in advance of the annual climate summit that is less than 50 days away.

‘During his visit, the United States and India will launch the Climate Action and Finance Mobilisation Dialogue (CAFMD), one of the two main tracks of the US-India Agenda 2030 Partnership that President (Joe) Biden and Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi announced at the Leaders Summit on Climate in April 2021,’ the State Department announced on Friday.

On another front of the war on climate change, Indian Oil and Natural Gas Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has been working with the United States Energy Department’s Jennifer Granholm on developing clean energy, the opposite side of the Indo-American partnership.

Kerry will meet with both Indian government ministers and officials “and private sector leaders to” discuss efforts to improve global climate and accelerate India’s clean energy transition.”

Kerry is scheduled to travel to India on 12-14 September to meet with international partners to seek ways to combat the climate crisis.

India–United States relations

Prominent leaders of India’s freedom movement had friendly relations with the United States which continued well after independence from the United Kingdom in 1947. In 1954, (wikipedia)

John Kerry

John Forbes Kerry is an American politician and diplomat, currently serving as the first United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate. (wikipedia)

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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)

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is an Indian government ministry. The ministry portfolio is currently held by Bhupender Yadav, Union Minister of Environment, (wikipedia)