Arlington, VA – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced its latest partnership to support climate-smart infrastructure overseas, launching the U.S.-India Climate Technologies Action Group (CTAG) in collaboration with the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF). USTDA also announced a grant award to the USIN Foundation to promote energy resilience in India. This activity represents CTAG’s inaugural project.
“USTDA’s partnership with USISPF will help connect India to innovative technologies and cutting-edge solutions from the United States that will have a meaningful impact on India’s clean energy future,” said Enoh T. Ebong, USTDA’s Acting Director. “President Biden has encouraged us to build back better, both at home and abroad. I believe this aspiration applies not just to infrastructure but to our global partnerships as well.”
CTAG will help coordinate the private and public sectors on initiatives that contribute to advanced global action on climate, accelerate U.S. collaboration in the Indian clean energy sector and mobilize capital for climate-smart infrastructure projects in India.
USTDA’s grant to the USIN Foundation will support an energy resiliency workshop series focusing on decarbonization and resilience. These workshops will bring together public and private sector clean energy leaders from India and the United States to identify technology options for renewables integration, the hydrogen value chain, and carbon capture, utilization and storage in India. USIN Foundation selected Colorado-based IHS Global Inc. to carry out the workshops.
“With the detrimental impacts of global warming upon us, the establishment of CTAG is extremely significant and timely. USISPF, in collaboration with USTDA, is committed to advancing the world’s two largest democracies’ commitment to tackling climate change,” said Dr. Mukesh Aghi, USISPF’s President and CEO. “We look forward to establishing opportunities for businesses on both the sides to advance climate action, accelerate the deployment of clean technologies and climate-smart infrastructure in India, and improve the lives of millions.”
Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, Brian Heath, said: “This is an unprecedented opportunity for U.S. and Indian companies to work together to achieve clean energy goals and create jobs in this emerging sector. We look forward to these projects and wish its partners success.”
These projects advance the goals of the U.S.-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership and USTDA’s Global Partnership for Climate-Smart Infrastructure, which connects U.S. industry to major clean energy and transportation infrastructure projects in emerging markets.
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.
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