Washington, DC /
President of the United States, Joe Biden 40 world leaders called, including Presidents of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, So is China, Xi Jinping, And from Russia, Russian President Vladimir PutinThose last two with whom he establishes a rivalry relationship.
As the White House reported, at the meeting, To be held on April 22 and 23The leaders of 17 countries responsible for 80 percent of global emissions have been invited, as well as leaders of other nations experiencing or showing willingness to combat the effects of climate change.
The White House He also announced that before the summit he would announce “ambitious goals” to reduce carbon emissions under the umbrella of the Paris Climate Agreement, from which the United States emerged under a government. Donald Trump Biden rejoined her on his first day in the White House.
The White House said the aim of the summit was to call on other countries to formulate their own commitments to reduce greenhouse gases. Among the invited Latin American leaders are the presidents of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez; Colombia, Evan Duque; Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro; Chile, Sebastian Pinera.
The European Commission president is expected to attend the meeting. Ursula von der Leyen; German Chancellor, Angela Merkel; French President, Emmanuel Macron; The head of the Spanish government, Pedro Sanchez; As well as the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.
The other guests are the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, And the King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, salman bin Abdulaziz, Which leads the country with the largest proven oil reserves in the world.
The White House It is hoped that the meeting, which Washington will host, will work as a preparation Climate Summit in Glasgow (COP26), which was scheduled to take place at the end of November 2020, but has been postponed due to the epidemic and is scheduled to take place between November 1 and 12 of this year.
Before Biden, like other presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama They held similar summit meetings with heads of state and government from all over the world to address the climate crisis problem.
However, Trump stopped organizing those meetings, and during his tenure, he repealed dozens of environmental regulations and always put himself on the side of the fossil fuel sector. In response, Biden wants to make the climate crisis one of the central axes of his government.
To do this, he created the position of the United States’ special climate envoy, To whom was the former foreign minister appointed, John KerryAnd It also promised that it would invest $ 1.7 trillion in clean energy and make the United States reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050.