India, as an advanced developing nation, can help lead the world in renewable energy technologies to solve �the climate change crisis,' former US vice president and Nobel Peace winner Al Gore said.

“India has proven its capability in sectors like information technology and can be a leader in the world in developing new renewable technologies to combat climate change,” Gore told reporters here in New Delhi on the weekend.

Gore was speaking at the launch on Saturday of the India wing of “The Climate Project”, a US-based non-profit group that supports the former vice president’s efforts to tackle climate change globally.

Asked about differences between developed and developing countries on greenhouse gas emission cuts, Gore said fast-developing nations such as India had a right to aspire to higher living standards. But using 21st century-efficient technologies was the way to achieve them, said the environmental activist who won an Oscar for his documentary on global warming, “An Inconvenient Truth.”