PM Modi accepts President Biden's invitation to attend two-day climate change summit: MEA
Biden has urged at least 40 world leaders to come under the same umbrella to discuss Climate change at the summit that is hosted by the United States.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted the United States' President Biden's invitation to attend the Leaders' Summit on Climate and the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate that is slated to take place on April 22 and 23, Arindam Bagchi, spokesperson of the ministry of external affairs (MEA) said on Friday.
"Prime Minister Modi welcomed President Biden's initiative and accepted the invitation," Mr Bagchi was quoted as saying by the news agency PTI.
Biden has urged at least 40 world leaders to come under the same umbrella to discuss Climate change at the summit that is hosted by the United States. Sending out the invitation, the US president highlighted that the need of the hour is to take immediate actions to stop climate change. The two-day summit will be held in the virtual mode in the wake of coronavirus pandemic and will be telecasted live.
Incidentally, the summit will began on April 22 which is marked as World Earth Day and will welcome discussion over issues including factors responsible for climate change, a White House statement informed. It also added that in his bid to contribute for the cause, Biden will outline the US' goal for reductions of carbon emissions by 2030.
According to a PTI report, the summit will bring the US-led Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate together that monitors 17 countries responsible for approximately 80 per cent of global emissions and global GDP.