US President Joe Biden has invited 40 world leaders, together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to the Leaders’ Summit on Climate to underscore the urgency and the financial advantages of stronger local weather motion, the White House stated.
The two-day summit will probably be held just about on April 22-23 and will probably be telecasted reside for public viewing.
“It will be a key milestone on the road to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) this November in Glasgow,” the White House stated on Friday.
Besides Modi, different leaders invited for the summit embody Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering are the opposite two leaders from South Asia to be invited for the two-day mega convention on local weather change.
The White House stated a key goal of each the Leaders’ Summit and the COP26 will probably be to catalyse efforts to maintain limiting warming 1.5 diploma Celsius” objective inside attain. The summit can even spotlight examples of how enhanced local weather ambition will create good paying jobs, advance progressive applied sciences and assist weak nations adapt to local weather impacts, it added.
By the time of the summit, the United States will announce an bold 2030 emissions goal as its new Nationally Determined Contribution beneath the Paris Agreement, the White House stated.
In his invitation, Biden urged leaders to make use of the summit as a possibility to stipulate how their nations additionally will contribute to stronger local weather ambition, it stated.
The summit will reconvene the US-led Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, which brings collectively 17 nations chargeable for roughly 80 p.c of world emissions and world GDP.
Biden additionally invited the heads of different nations which are demonstrating sturdy local weather management, are particularly weak to local weather impacts, or are charting progressive pathways to a net-zero economic system.
A small variety of enterprise and civil society leaders can even take part within the summit, the White House stated.
Key themes of the summit will embody galvanising efforts by the world’s main economies to scale back emissions throughout this essential decade to maintain a restrict to warming of 1.5 diploma Celsius inside attain and mobilising private and non-private sector finance to drive the net-zero transition and to assist weak nations address local weather impacts, it stated.
The summit can even look into the financial advantages of local weather motion, with a powerful emphasis on job creation, and the significance of making certain all communities and employees profit from the transition to a brand new clear vitality economic system and spurring transformational applied sciences that may assist cut back emissions and adapt to local weather change, whereas additionally creating huge new financial alternatives and constructing the industries of the longer term, the White House stated.
Among different key points embody showcasing sub-national and non-state actors which are dedicated to inexperienced restoration and an equitable imaginative and prescient for limiting warming to 1.5 levels Celsius, and are working intently with nationwide governments to advance ambition and resilience, it stated.
The two-day summit can even focus on alternatives to strengthen capability to guard lives and livelihoods from the impacts of local weather change, handle the worldwide safety challenges posed by local weather change and the affect on readiness, and handle the position of nature-based options in reaching net-zero by 2050 targets, the White House stated.