TERI North America in collaboration with Yale University organized the third U.S.-India Energy Partnership Summit, themed, 'Fostering Innovations for a Sustainable Future' in Washington D.C. Over 200 participants from government, industry, think tanks, academia, and financial institutions deliberated on strategies and activities for Indo-U.S. collaboration on energy security.
India and the United States share a large capital in science and technology manpower. Innovation and enhancing it to tackle the challenges of energy security was the focus of experts and policymakers from the two countries at the high-level Summit.
HE Ms Melanne S. Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large, Office of Global Women’s Issues, U.S. Department of State; Mr David J Hayes, U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior; Dr John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President of the United States; Dr R Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India; Prof Jagdish N Bhagwati, University Professor, Economics and Law, Columbia University; and HE Ms Nirupama Rao, Ambassador, Embassy of India to the US marked their presence at the Summit.
Mr Al Gore, Nobel laureate and the former US Vice President, called for cooperation between the two countries in the area of health targeting climate issues in a video address to the Summit.