On mission in the United States

Our Secretary-General Nicholas Dunlop recently accompanied our Latin America and China Directors, Dr Sergio Missana and Ms Geng Dan, on mission to the United States with a series of meetings with senior policymakers to discuss our work and propose joint action on climate and energy. In New York, Mr Dunlop gave a presentation at the launch of a new book on the importance of large-scale grids for renewable energy - Global Energy Interconnection, by Mr Liu Zhenya, the Chairman of the State Grid Corporation of China. During the event, which was attended by senior Chinese and American energy experts as well as UN officials and representatives of the US government, Mr Liu pledged to support the wo

Climate Parliament pushes Indian PM on climate commitment

New Delhi: The Climate Parliament group of MPs in the Indian Parliament have called upon the Prime Minister, Narenda Modi, to reposition India as a leader on climate action, and urged him to commit his government to a strong, ambitious treaty at the forthcoming UN climate negotiations in Paris this December. In a signed memorandum submitted to Mr. Modi, the cross party group outlined their shared vision for India's low-carbon future, and pressed the Prime Minister to ensure that India is working proactively towards a comprehensive and legally-binding Paris treaty. ‘Many countries have submitted their climate contributions, and the world is now looking at India – the third largest emitter glo

Indian MPs visit London for climate briefings

Two parliamentary democracies with a long and deeply intertwined history, India and the UK nevertheless represent two very different sides in the climate and development debate: one a wealthy, largely post-industrial society with a legacy of historical carbon but declining emissions in the present; the other a rapidly growing economy whose vast population is both hungry for energy-intensive prosperity, yet especially vulnerable to the climate impacts that a world of unconstrained carbon would bring. Yet both countries have much to gain from working together on issues of climate, energy, and development, and it was to encourage deeper bilateral ties in these areas that the Climate Parliament

On mission in Indonesia

Members of the Climate Parliament MP network, including the convenor of our group in the India Parliament Dr Sanjay Jaiswal MP (r) as well as our Executive Director Dr Sanjay Kumar (l) have travelled to Jakarta this week to meet with Indonesian legislators and government officials in order to discuss climate change, renewable energy, and sustainable development. Indonesia has a key role to play in global climate action – ranked third in the world in tropical rainforest cover, the country is also one of the largest greenhouse gas emitters in the world, largely due to deforestation and peatland degradation. As well as meeting a wide range of NGOs, academics and MPs, the Climate Parliament dele

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