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U.S. to Help India With Funds, Tech as It Seeks COP26 Support

  • Kerry in India for second visit this year to garner backing
  • Nations need to work together to find climate solution: Kerry
John Kerry

John Kerry

Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

The U.S. will partner with India to mobilize funds and technology to help the world’s third-biggest emitter step up efforts to fight global warming, climate envoy John Kerry said ahead of crucial global talks next month.  

Kerry, who lauded India’s target of 450GW of renewable energy by 2030 after meeting with environment minister Bhupender Yadav, cited U.S. banks’ $4.2 trillion commitment for clean energy over the next decade. Efforts are on to push India -- seen as a key holdout for an ambitious climate deal -- with incentives as nations prepare for COP26.