U.S.-India Bilateral Cooperatioin on Climate Change
Dr. Harlan Watson, U.S. Senior Climate Change Negotiator and Special Representative visited New Delhi on April 29-30, 2002. He called on Minister of Power, Mr. Suresh Prabhu, and Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, and met senior officials from Ministries of Environment and Forests, Power, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Non-Conventional Energy Sources and External Affairs.
The U.S and India agreed that they would continue to work together in the spirit of cooperation and partnership under the UNFCCC. In this context, the two sides announced their intention to enhance ongoing collaborative projects in clean and renewable sources of energy, energy efficiency and energy conservation. India also suggested acceleration of support in fuel cells, photovoltaic technology, weather early warning systems and climate modeling, and research and technology development. They recognized that these projects would supplement the existing cooperation between the two countries in energy and environment. The two sides agreed to continue their bilateral dialogue.
05/06/02 -- U.S.-India Joint Statement on Climate Change: Statement on the Visit of Mr. Harlan Watson, U.S. Climate Change Negotiator and Special Representative, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Washington, DC