PM Modi invited for US-hosted Virtual Climate Summit

President of United States, Joe Biden, has invited 40 world leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for a US-hosted virtual summit on climate in April 2021. Summit will be organised to underline the urgency and economic benefits of stronger climate action.


Joe Biden will host a two-day climate summit of world leaders. It will start on the occasion of Earth Day on April 22, 2021. In the summit, President will underline US goal to reduce carbon emissions by 2030. the summit is known as “nationally determined contribution” under Paris accord. Apart from Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping and President of Russia Vladimir Putin were invited for the conference. Summit will be a key milestone towards United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November, 2021 in Glasgow. Biden has also invited the heads of other countries which are demonstrating strong climate leadership. Small number of business and leaders of civil will also participate in the summit.

Objective of the Summit

According to White House, the Leaders’ Summit and the COP26 summit will be organised with the objective of catalysing efforts in order to keep the goal of limiting the global temperature at 1.5 degree Celsius. Summit will also underline the examples of how enhanced climate ambition will create good paying jobs, help vulnerable countries to adapt to climate change impacts and to advance innovative technologies. United States will also announce an ambitious 2030 emissions target as “new Nationally Determined Contribution” under the Paris Agreement.  US-hosted summit will reconvene US-led Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate. This forum will bring together 17 countries which are responsible for 80 per cent of global emissions and GDP.




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