The summit participants were called upon to prepare a plan on how their countries intend to strengthen the fight against climate change.
US President Joe Biden said that among others, Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping were invited to the virtual climate summit, although he has not yet personally spoken to them about it. This was announced on Friday, March 26, by the press service of the White House.
“Not yet, but they know they’re invited,” Biden said.
It is noted that in general, 40 world leaders were invited to take part in the mentioned online meeting, which will be organized by Washington on April 22-23. The talks will be broadcast live.
“The Climate Summit will highlight the urgency as well as the economic benefits of stronger action on climate change. It will be an important milestone on the way to the 26th Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change, “ the press release says.
At the same time, the summit participants, including the leaders of a number of states, as well as the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and the President of the European Council Charles Michel, were called upon to prepare a plan on how their countries intend to strengthen the fight against climate change.
As reported, Swedish eco-activist Greta Thunberg opposed Biden’s climate policy. She called on the head of the White House to treat the climate problem as a crisis.