At least 40 world leaders have converged virtually to deliberate on climate change.
The President of the United States, Joe Biden, is hosting the two-day virtual climate summit from the White House.
The opening session of the summit commenced around 12 noon on Thursday, April 22, 2021.
The summit today coincides with the World Earth Day celebration.
Attending the summit are Chinese President, Xi Jinping and Russian President, Vladimir Putin, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
President Biden is using the summit to commit the United States to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 50%-52% below its 2005 emissions levels by 2030.
The summit is focusing on mobilizing public and private sector finance to reach net-zero emissions and “build a resilient future,” according to the official.
During the summit, there will be discussions on investing in innovation.
In his opening remarks during the opening session of the summit monitored by African Entertainment, Mr. Biden encouraged the world leaders to set high ambitions for their climate actions.
He noted that he saw climate as an economic issue.
Today I’m bringing together leaders from around the world to meet this moment of climate peril, and extraordinary opportunity. No nation can solve this crisis on its own, and this summit is a step on a path to a secure, prosperous, and sustainable future. https://t.co/lcUUsgyEo3
— President Biden (@POTUS) April 22, 2021
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