Chinese President Xi Jinping will participate in the US-hosted summit on climate change. US President Joe Biden has invited the leaders of more than forty countries, including India, to the virtual summit to be held on April 23-24. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said that President Xi Jinping will deliver important speeches as he attends the summit. The two-day summit will take place on 22 and 23 April and will be broadcast live.
China and America emit the maximum amount of greenhouse gases
Both the US and China emit the highest number of greenhouse gases in the world. Now, after many years, both countries are coming together on climate change. Last week, US Special Envoy for Climate Change John Carrey visited Shanghai. In this visit, Carrie has had positive talks with her counterpart on climate change. The US distanced itself from the Paris Agreement during Donald Trump's tenure.
Invitation sent to 40 leaders
According to the White House, 'This will be a milestone in the passage of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) to be held in November this year in Glasgow'. Apart from Modi, Chinese President Xi Chinfing, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Saudi Arabia's Shah Salman bin Abdulaziz Al 40 leaders, including Saud and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, have been invited to the summit. Apart from these leaders, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina from South Asia and Bhutan Prime Minister Lotte Tshering has also been invited to attend the conference.
These will be important issues-
The White House reported that the main goal of this summit and COP 26 is to accelerate efforts to keep global temperatures below 1.5 degrees Celsius. The conference will also outline examples of how climate ambitions create good-paying jobs, help develop innovative technologies, and help vulnerable countries adapt to the effects of climate change. The White House said that before the summit was held, the US would announce an ambitious 2030 emission target as part of its new national fixed contribution under the Paris Agreement.