Union Minister Prakash Javadekar meets US special envoy, discusses climate, joint research
April 13, 2021

The Union Minister for Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar met the US special Presidential envoy for climate John Kerry on April 6, 2021. The ministers discussed the range of issues including finance, climate, joint research, and collaboration.

The news of the meeting was shared by Prakash Javadekar via Twitter who informed that various issues were discussed during the meet.

John Kerry, the US Presidential Envoy is on a four-day visit to India and his visit will be focusing on the consultations on the increasing climate ambitions ahead of the US President’s Leaders Summit on Climate. Kerry is visiting India as part of his Asian tour.

US sees India as vital partner in fighting climate crisis: John Kerry

John Kerry, the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate has stated that the United States sees India as its significant partner in the fight against the climate crisis.

In a tweet, he also thanked both Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and S. Jaishankar for good discussions on climate change.

In a statement, the US Embassy mentioned that as one of the world’s largest economies and global leader in innovation and science, India is no doubt a critical part of the solution to the climate crisis. The US sees India as a significant partner in future clean energy development, research, and deployment.

US identifies India as a leader in deployment of renewable energy:

John Kerry while talking about India’s contribution highlighted that the country’s leadership has been critical across a range of areas, which includes delivering COVID-19 vaccines to the world.

He added that he is grateful that India is getting the job done on the climate issue and has indisputably become a world leader in the deployment of renewable energy.

The US Special Presidential Envoy also acknowledged that India’s leadership of the International Solar Alliance assured advanced clean energy across India and to other growing economies of the world.

He also appreciated the Indian government’s target of 450 GW of renewables by 2030 and mentioned that it sets a great example of how to power a growing economy with clean energy.


The President of the US Joe Biden has invited 40 world leaders, including PM Modi, for a virtual leaders’ summit on climate in April 2021.

John Kerry is the second top official of Joe Biden Administration to visit India. In March 2021, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin had visited the country.