Business India ×
 Climate Change

Global warming
Published on: Jan. 12, 2022, 1:58 p.m.
Kerry to visit India soon
  • Kerry: a wide range of issues

By Business India Editorial

US special envoy for climate John Kerry and India’s Union environment minister Bhupender Yadav had a telephone conversation on Tuesday and discussed the prospect of meeting soon, keeping in mind the evolving Covid-19 situation, in order to take the Climate Action and Finance Mobilisation Dialogue (CAFMD) forward.

Kerry is expected to visit New Delhi this month or sometime in February for a meeting with Yadav. “We cannot confirm the dates of the meeting because everything depends on the Covid-19 situation. But it will be organised shortly,” an environment ministry official said.

During the phone call, they discussed a wide range of issues including Kerry’s forthcoming trip to Delhi, India’s ambitious targets that it announced during the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow last year, and the possibility of India and America working together to achieve those stated goals.

Yadav and Kerry focused on the CAFMD during their conversation. They agreed to start negotiations under the climate dialogue framework as soon as possible.

New Delhi and Washington launched the CAFMD in September as part of a partnership that aims to attract investment and technology in clean energy projects. The climate dialogue is one of the adopted tracks to finance projects for climate change mitigation under the India-US climate and clean energy agenda 2030.

On Nov. 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced at the Glasgow summit on climate change that India’s non-fossil energy capacity will reach 500GW by 2030, meeting 50% of the country’s energy requirements by 2030.

He said India will reduce its total projected carbon emissions by one billion tonnes between now and 2030; reduce the carbon intensity of India’s economy by 45 percent by 2030 over 2005 levels; and achieve net-zero emissions by 2070. Modi flagged that these ambitious actions would be impossible without adequate climate finance from developed nations.


Government and Policy

The two will work closely to assess the potential role green hydrogen can play both as an enabler of the transition in India and as a new source of national energy exports

India, IRENA join hands

Published on Jan. 19, 2022, 11:54 a.m.

The two will work closely to assess the potential role green hydrogen can play both as an enabler of the transition in India and as a new source of national energy exports

Renewable Energy

Hydrogen is not a new oil. And the transition is not a fuel replacement but a shift to a new system with political, technical, environmental, and economic disruptions

The hydrogen future

Published on Jan. 19, 2022, 11:29 a.m.

Hydrogen is not a new oil. And the transition is not a fuel replacement but a shift to a new system with political, technical, environmental, and economic disruptions

Women Empowerment

The Odisha city is among 15 winners for innovative urban projects

Rourkela wins global award

Published on Jan. 19, 2022, 11:11 a.m.

The Odisha city is among 15 winners for innovative urban projects

Renewable Energy

The projects have been completed by TPREL within the agreed timelines despite Covid challenges

Tata Power opens two solar projects in UP

Published on Jan. 19, 2022, 10:42 a.m.

The projects have been completed by TPREL within the agreed timelines despite Covid challenges

E-MAGAZINE

Healthcare

Goodyear India partners Americares India Foundation

Published on Feb. 2, 2021, 9:21 p.m.

The partnership will support COVID-19 healthcare facilities in Faridabad and Aurangabad

Environment

Tata Motors launches a 'Go Green' initiative

Published on Dec. 23, 2020, 10:34 a.m.

The company will plant a sapling for the sale of every new commercial vehicle

Women Empowerment

Tata Starbucks ties up with Educate Girls to empower women

Published on Dec. 2, 2020, 3:10 p.m.

The partnership aims to provide volunteering and educational support to those who have relocated to urban cities from villages

Environment

The public sector company is planting a tree for every retail customer visit during its TreeCheers campaign period