The main thing is that Joe Biden has invited Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin to the virtual climate summit he is organizing next April.
United States President Joe Biden has invited his Chinese counterparts Xi Jinping and Russian Vladimir Putin to the virtual climate summit he is organizing on April 22nd and 23rd, a US State Department official told AFP. A total of 40 world leaders have been invited to this meeting to mark Washington’s return to the front lines in the fight against climate change following Donald Trump’s presidency.
The new president announced his intention to hold a climate summit on April 22nd on Earth Day ahead of the major UN meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, scheduled for November. It will ultimately take place over two days, but practically due to the pandemic.
As promised, on his first day at the White House, Joe Biden decided to resume the Paris Agreement, from which his predecessor the United States had withdrawn. The return of the world’s largest economy, the second largest emitter of CO2, went into effect on February 19th and means almost all the nations of the planet are now parties to the agreement signed in 2015.