During President Obama’s visit to India this week, he and Prime Minister Modi made important announcements on climate change and clean energy. This briefing will provide an update and analysis on those announcements and a broader picture of the U.S. and India relationship on these issues.

What is India doing to shift its energy mix towards renewable energy and address rapid urbanization? What further action will it take? How will the US and India work together to advance low-carbon development and climate resilience? How does their relationship fit into a broader global context?


  • Manish Bapna, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, World Resources Institute
  • Jake Schmidt, International Program Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Anand Patwhardan, Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Policy
  • Moderator: David Waskow, Director of International Climate Action Initiative, World Resources Institute