US President Joe Biden has invited 40 world leaders, together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to the Leaders’ Summit on Local weather to underscore the urgency and the financial advantages of stronger local weather motion, the White Home mentioned.
The 2-day summit will probably be held nearly on April 22-23 and will probably be telecasted stay for public viewing.
“It will likely be a key milestone on the highway to the United Nations Local weather Change Convention (COP26) this November in Glasgow,” the White Home mentioned on Friday.
In addition to Modi, different leaders invited for the summit embrace Chinese language 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 Home mentioned 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 may also spotlight examples of how enhanced local weather ambition will create good paying jobs, advance modern applied sciences and assist susceptible international locations adapt to local weather impacts, it added.
By the point of the summit, america will announce an bold 2030 emissions goal as its new Nationally Decided Contribution underneath the Paris Settlement, the White Home mentioned.
In his invitation, Biden urged leaders to make use of the summit as a chance to stipulate how their international locations additionally will contribute to stronger local weather ambition, it mentioned.
The summit will reconvene the US-led Main Economies Discussion board on Power and Local weather, which brings collectively 17 international locations accountable for roughly 80 % of worldwide emissions and world GDP.
Biden additionally invited the heads of different international locations which might be demonstrating robust local weather management, are particularly susceptible to local weather impacts, or are charting modern pathways to a net-zero financial system.
A small variety of enterprise and civil society leaders may also take part within the summit, the White Home mentioned.
Key themes of the summit will embrace galvanising efforts by the world’s main economies to scale back emissions throughout this crucial 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 susceptible international locations address local weather impacts, it mentioned.
The summit may also look into the financial advantages of local weather motion, with a powerful emphasis on job creation, and the significance of guaranteeing all communities and employees profit from the transition to a brand new clear power financial system and spurring transformational applied sciences that may assist cut back emissions and adapt to local weather change, whereas additionally creating monumental new financial alternatives and constructing the industries of the long run, the White Home mentioned.
Amongst different key points embrace showcasing sub-national and non-state actors which might be 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 mentioned.
The 2-day summit may also talk about alternatives to strengthen capability to guard lives and livelihoods from the impacts of local weather change, deal with the worldwide safety challenges posed by local weather change and the affect on readiness, and deal with the position of nature-based options in attaining net-zero by 2050 targets, the White Home mentioned.