Biden invites Sheikh Hasina to climate conference
Published: 11:08 AM, 27 March 2021 Updated: 12:23 PM, 27 March 2021
Joe Biden and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina; Photo: Collected
United States President Joe Biden has invited 40 important world leaders, including Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, to attend the World Climate Conference, the White House said in a statement on Friday.
Apart from Sheikh Hasina, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering have been invited to attend the conference.
Chinese 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, and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud are among the leaders who got the invitation from Biden.
The two-day virtual conference will be held on April 22 and 23. The conference will also be broadcasted live on television for the world to see.
Regarding the conference, the White House said it would be a major milestone in the run-up to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow next November.
The Biden administration says the main goal of both the World Leaders’ Conference in April and COP26 is to intensify efforts to keep global warming within 1.5°C.
The conference will also highlight examples of how increased climate ambitions will create better-paying jobs, improve innovative technologies, and help weaker countries adapt to the effects of climate change.
Joe Biden called on the invited leaders to use the conference as an opportunity to outline “how countries can contribute” to tackling global climate change.
The US president has invited the heads of government of some of the most vulnerable countries in the global climate, especially those most at risk of climate change. Representatives from business and civil society will also attend the conference, the White House said.
Source: White House