Thursday
July 6
2017

What the U.S. can learn from India on climate change and energy access

When India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets with President Donald Trump this week in Washington, it will be a telling encounter – not only for the U.S.-India relationship, but for the future of global action on climate change and renewable energy.

In this, they are polar opposites: as the U.S. government is rejecting clean energy investment and sustainability around the globe, the Indian government has been pushing for an energy revolution.

Indeed, with the United States’ retreat from the Paris climate agreement leaving a void in global leadership, it may be Prime Minister Modi – with his bold renewable energy agenda, “power for all” commitment, and push for widespread adoption of LED light bulbs – who steps up to the plate. He recently said it would be “morally criminal” not to act against global warming. He’s right.

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation (link opens in a new window)

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Energy, Environment
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clean energy, climate change, environment, India, Modi, Paris Agreement, Trump