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It takes two to tango

A successful US-India climate partnership marked by techno-financial assistance to pursue carbon neutrality can set a template for the rest of the world


Sumant Sinha
The global climate mitigation movement recently received a shot in the arm with the “return of the prodigal son” — Presi­dent Joe Biden steering the US back to the Paris Agreement. This comes at a time when the risk of our planet warming beyond a critical climate threshold is high, with countries sauntering when they need to sprint. According to the Emissions Gap Report 2020, Nationally Determined Contributions must be roughly tripled for the 2 degree Celsius pathway and amplified at least five-fold to meet the 1.5°C target.

President Biden must not only make up for lost time but also earn
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First Published: Apr 07 2021 | 10:52 PM IST

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