Washington: US Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry on Thursday hailed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to address climate issues in the world.
During the World Sustainable Development Summit 2021, he said, "PM Modi's announcement of a target of 450 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy by 2030 is a strong terrific example of how to power a growing economy with clean energy and it's going to be one of the most important contributions in the world because India today is already the third-largest emitter in the world."
Kerry also said that India has been a wonderful partner in advancing global ambitions from the negotiations in Paris to the current efforts leading to the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow. Underscoring that PM Modi made a very important contribution to the dialogue, the special envoy maintained that India is a world leader in the deployment of renewable energy and the leadership of the International Solar Alliance was very important for India and other growing economies of the world. The 20th edition of The Energy and Resources Institute's (TERI) flagship event, the World Sustainable Development Summit, took place online on February 10 and brought together a wide number of governments, business leaders, academicians, climate scientists, youth, and the civil society in the fight against climate change.