US President Joe Biden has invited his colleagues from China and Russia to a virtual summit. It should be all about climate protection. Biden has ambitious goals.
In his commitment to more climate protection, US President Joe Biden has also invited the presidents from Russia and China, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, to a climate summit. The White House announced that Biden had issued invitations to a total of 40 international politicians for the online event on April 22nd and 23rd.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen are also among the guests. The event is to be broadcast live on the Internet.
USA want to name “ambitious emissions target”
According to the White House, the summit is intended to underline the urgency of stronger measures for climate protection and their economic benefits. Before that, the US would announce “an ambitious emissions target” for 2030 as a new contribution to the Paris Climate Agreement. Biden urged other heads of state and government to use the online meeting to make increased contributions as well. The next UN climate conference is in November in Glasgow, Scotland.
Shortly after taking office in January, Biden announced that he would convene a climate summit on April 22, the so-called Earth Day. Under his predecessor Donald Trump, who repeatedly expressed doubts about climate change, the US withdrew from the Paris climate agreement. On the day of his swearing in, Biden ordered his return. He reiterated that the US would play a leading role in implementing the agreement.
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President Biden invites Putin climate summit