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India, US reaffirm their commitment on climate change


US Secretary of State John Kerry and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj co-chaired the first India-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue that ended with an important takeaway of a joint statement on enhancing cooperation on climate change.

On United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United States and India reaffirmed their commitment to work together towards achieving a successful outcome at the UNFCCC in Paris this December.

On Montreal Protocol, the United States and India welcomed the continuing work of their bilateral task force on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), including meetings this year in San Antonio and New Delhi, and reaffirmed their commitment to work together to achieve a successful outcome on HFCs in Dubai in November later this year.

Following a commitment by President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on fulbright-India Climate Fellowship, the United States and India started implementing this new fellowship program designed to build long-term capacity to address climate change-related issues in both countries.

Both sides also welcomed significant progress in implementing President Obama and Prime Minister Modi's commitment to improving resilience in the face of climate change in both countries.

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First Published: Wed, September 23 2015. 07:25 IST