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WASHINGTON (JUNE 1, 2016)— Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the United States next week, meeting with President Barack Obama and speaking before Congress. Modi is anticipated to address a number of important issues for India and the international community, including development, energy access, international finance, and climate change. A joint U.S.-India statement related to climate change and clean energy is expected.

On Friday, June 3, at 11:00 a.m. EDT, WRI will host a press call with distinguished panelists to reflect potential outcomes on energy and climate from next week’s Obama-Modi visit in the United States.

Speakers will reflect on Modi and Obama’s collaborative relationship a range of issues, what specific energy/climate-related announcements the two leaders could make during this visit and how Modi’s foreign policy ambitions relate to tackling climate change and the rapid adoption of renewable energy.

Read a blog post from WRI's Andrew Light: 3 Climate and Energy Issues to Watch During the Modi-Obama State Visit


Press call on expectations from the Modi-Obama visit on climate and energy issues


Friday, June 3, at 11:00 a.m. EDT


  • Manish Bapna, Managing Director, WRI

  • Andrew Light, Distinguished Senior Fellow, WRI and former Senior Adviser and India Counselor to the Special Envoy on Climate Change in the U.S. Department of State

  • Ajay Mathur, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), based in India

  • Anand Patwardhan (TBC), Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay and at the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

  • Ferzina Banaji, Head of Communications, New Climate Economy (moderator)


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Photo credit: Narendra Modi, Wikimedia Commons