USTDA collaborates with India for climate action

The agency hosted U.S.-India Climate Technologies Action Group (CTAG) Forum on Decarbonizing Pathways in New Delhi attended by hundreds of delegates from both public & private sector.

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)  successfully hosted the U.S.-India Climate Technologies Action Group (CTAG) Forum on Decarbonizing Pathways to deepen collaboration on mitigating the impacts of climate change and transitioning towards sustainable, low-carbon economies.

The Forum was held in New Delhi, India and featured U.S. Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti as a keynote speaker.

Launched in August 2021 by USTDA and USISPF, CTAG works to advance renewable energy deployment, control emissions, enhance energy efficiency, and promote climate resilience. By sharing technological expertise, facilitating investments, and fostering knowledge exchange, the U.S.-India partnership both addresses climate challenges and unlocks new opportunities for green growth and prosperity.

“Tackling the global climate crisis requires strong partnerships and mobilizing technical innovations, which is exactly the purpose of CTAG and the objective of this Forum. The U.S.-India partnership to accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy solutions is critical to our shared goal of global emissions reduction,” said Enoh T. Ebong, USTDA Director.

Roughly 100 energy sector stakeholders, from both the public and private sectors, attended the Forum to share insights on topics like India’s energy landscape, sustainable fuels, water management for industrial use, the role of women in energy development, and the promise of new and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence. The Forum was organized in partnership with the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF).

Ambassador Garcetti noted, “We are working to reduce and mitigate emissions, and we’re collaborating with private sector partners to work towards economy-wide decarbonization, in ways that make sense for our different national circumstances. Together, we can serve as a catalyst in our global efforts.”

USTDA plans additional programming to build on the Forum by hosting an Indian delegation in the United States later this year. This event will familiarize the delegation with U.S. innovations and best practices for emissions reduction including methane abatement, carbon capture and storage and net-zero hydrogen infrastructure.

USTDA assistance advances Biden-Harris Administration priorities including the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment, the U.S.-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership and the Global Partnership for Climate-Smart Infrastructure.

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