The U.S.-India Energy Partnership Summit that Yale is co-sponsoring began this morning and has already included talks from Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Director General of The Energy and Resources Institute Rajendra Pachauri and University President Richard Levin.

Other speakers set to address the summit, which focuses on green technologies, include former Vice President Al Gore and Sen. John Kerry ’66. The event is one part of Yale’s recent efforts to strengthen its ties to India and to establish itself as a leader in the study of climate change.

Pachauri, who accepted the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along with Gore, heads the Yale Climate and Energy Institute. Yale professors Daniel Esty, Alessandro Gomez and Scott Strobel are also scheduled to address the summit.

You can follow the event on Twitter here.