April 25-26, 2021
The Ananta Aspen Centre and the Grantham Research Institute of the London School of Economics hosted the inaugural meeting of the India-U.K. Track II Dialogue bringing together an exceptional group of thought leaders from both countries encompassing industry leaders, academia, former senior policy makers and civil society representatives (see Annexure for list of participants) to consider how to enhance bilateral and multilateral cooperation on the climate agenda between the two countries. Both sides stressed their commitments to concerted actions to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. India is on track to meet its NDC targets consistent with the 2-degree Celsius limit. Prime Minister Modi has launched several important initiatives to strengthen national actions and foster global cooperation on climate, technology and environmental protection including setting a domestic ambition of having 450 GW of renewable energy by 2030. The UK was the first major economy to commit in 2019 to the net-zero emissions target by 2050 and has set the most ambitious reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 towards this goal.
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