Representatives of 17 major world economies, including India, will meet in New York next week to discuss climate change and clean energy issues on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session.

The two-day meeting in New York City on September 20 and 21 would be chaired by the Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs Michael Froman.

The talks will be part of The Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate’s meeting at which the American delegation would be led by Special U.S. Envoy for Climate Change, Todd Stern.

The Major Economies Forum launched by U.S. President Barack Obama, facilitates a candid dialogue among major developed and developing economies to make progress in meeting the climate change and clean energy challenge, and to advance the exploration of concrete initiatives and joint ventures that increase the supply of clean energy while cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

The 17 major economies which are members of the Major Economies Forum are: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States.