22 – 24th February, 2021

President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi should launch a new bilateral Enhanced Platform for Partnership on Energy and Climate Change at their first leader-level summit, to signify their shared pursuit of a COVID-19 green recovery plan and commitment to accelerating job creation. Regional and global stability is enhanced when our nations work together, and we now have an opportunity to demonstrate on both domestic and global scales that a clean energy economy is achievable, and offers a safer, more secure, and more prosperous future. The two countries have previously had a strong, but sometimes overlooked, record of cooperation on climate and energy, with some 15 initiatives launched or expanded at two Modi-Obama summits in September 2014 and January 2015 (building on previous agreements between Obama and Singh, and Bush and Singh). There is a significant opportunity to build on these programs to achieve far greater cooperation on energy and climate change.

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