USTDA Collaborates with India for Climate Action

Arlington, VA – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency hosted the U.S.-India Climate Technologies Action Group (CTAG) Forum on Decarbonizing Pathways to deepen collaboration on mitigating the impacts of climate change and transitioning towards sustainable, low-carbon economies. The Forum was held in New Delhi, India and featured U.S. Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti as a keynote speaker.

“Tackling the global climate crisis requires strong partnerships and mobilizing technical innovations, which is exactly the purpose of CTAG and the objective of this Forum. The U.S.-India partnership to accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy solutions is critical to our shared goal of global emissions reduction,” said Enoh T. Ebong, USTDA’s Director. “There is extensive opportunity for U.S. innovations to support increased clean energy access across India.”

Roughly 100 energy sector stakeholders, from both the public and private sectors, attended the Forum to share insights on topics like India’s energy landscape, sustainable fuels, water management for industrial use, the role of women in energy development, and the promise of new and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence. The Forum was organized in partnership with the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF).

Ambassador Garcetti said, “As climate and clean energy leaders, the United States and India share a common vision to deploy clean energy at scale during this critical decade.  We are working to reduce and mitigate emissions, and we’re collaborating with private sector partners to work towards economy-wide decarbonization, in ways that make sense for our different national circumstances. Together, we can serve as a catalyst in our global efforts.”

USTDA plans additional programming to build on the Forum by hosting an Indian delegation in the United States later this year. This event will familiarize the delegation with U.S. innovations and best practices for emissions reduction including methane abatement, carbon capture and storage and net-zero hydrogen infrastructure.

USISPF India Managing Director Nivedita Mehra said, “Washington and New Delhi continue to coalesce in tackling some of the biggest challenges of the 21st century and none more pertinent than climate action. Through our work with USTDA and CTAG, we have built new paths for energy collaboration and deeper partnerships in climate technology across both the public and private sectors. India’s clean energy transition is a priority, and a concerted effort is being made on green hydrogen, biofuels, and e-mobility to give India, a comparative advantage in renewables and to work towards the mission pledged by Prime Minister Modi for India to become net zero by 2070.”

Launched in August 2021 by USTDA and USISPF, CTAG works to advance renewable energy deployment, control emissions, enhance energy efficiency, and promote climate resilience. By sharing technological expertise, facilitating investments, and fostering knowledge exchange, the U.S.-India partnership both addresses climate challenges and unlocks new opportunities for green growth and prosperity.

USTDA’s assistance advances Biden-Harris Administration priorities including the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment, the U.S.-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership and USTDA’s Global Partnership for Climate-Smart Infrastructure.  


The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority infrastructure projects in emerging economies.  USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.