Washington: 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 might be held nearly on April 22-23 and might be telecasted reside 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.
Apart from Modi, different leaders invited for the summit embody 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 might 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 modern applied sciences and assist susceptible nations adapt to local weather impacts, it added.
By the point of the summit, america will announce an formidable 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 nations 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 nations answerable for roughly 80 p.c of worldwide emissions and international GDP.
Biden additionally invited the heads of different nations which can be demonstrating robust local weather management, are particularly susceptible to local weather impacts, or are charting modern 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 Home mentioned.
Key themes of the summit will embody galvanising efforts by the world’s main economies to cut back emissions throughout this important 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 nations deal with local weather impacts, it mentioned.
The summit can even look into the financial advantages of local weather motion, with a robust 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 monumental new financial alternatives and constructing the industries of the long run, the White Home mentioned.
Amongst different key points embody showcasing sub-national and non-state actors which can 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 can even talk about alternatives to strengthen capability to guard lives and livelihoods from the impacts of local weather change, tackle the worldwide safety challenges posed by local weather change and the influence on readiness, and tackle the function of nature-based options in attaining net-zero by 2050 objectives, the White Home mentioned.