The Environment

The India-United States Partnership for the Global Fight Against Climate Change

February 20, 2024  • María Ortiz Pérez, Kitty Pollack & Prerna Bountra

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As large greenhouse gas emitters, the United States and India are well positioned to leverage their resources and robust bilateral partnership to accelerate low-carbon solutions demand, lead on Paris Agreement alignment, encourage
Multinational Development Banks reform to enable climate finance for adaptation and mitigation mechanisms, and more. The climate agenda priorities of both nations were highlighted at the 2023 G20 Summit where the Delhi Declaration acknowledged
that the only feasible global growth trajectory is green. This article, available to download, highlights key areas of bilateral and multilateral climate discussions during 2023, both in the run up and during the G20 Summit, the BRICS Summit and the COP28. 

The India-U.S. Track II Dialogue on Energy and Climate Change is co-chaired by Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman and Managing Director of Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited and Chairman Emeritus of Aspen Institute India, Gina McCarthy, Former White House National Climate Advisor, and William Reilly, Former Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency. This Dialogue is managed by the Aspen Institute and Ananta Aspen Centre in India. Over the past 13 years, our co-chairs have assembled a high-level group of about twenty-five experts from government, NGOs, academia, and the business community in the U.S. and India to track the rapidly evolving national energy and climate positions and to explore new opportunities for collaboration that will yield diplomatic and economic gains in both nations.