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Kerry on visiting India April 5-8; PM Modi accepts invitation to attend climate summit | India News


NEW DELHI: Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will be in India April 5-8, during which he will discuss the upcoming Climate Leaders Summit hosted by President Joe Biden, as well as key climate issues in the context of COP26. will take place later this year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA) said on Friday.
MEA spokesman Arindam Bagchi said that President Biden has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the Climate Leaders Summit, to be held virtually, and the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate to be held. April 22 and 23.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted an invitation from US President Joe Biden to attend the Climate Leaders Summit, which will be held online, the Foreign Ministry confirmed. The meeting will take place on April 22 and 23.
Responding to questions about Kerry’s visit to India next week, Bagchi said that the presidential special envoy on climate will visit Delhi from April 5-8 and that the purpose of his visit would be to discuss this upcoming climate leaders summit.
He said climate issues in general in the context of the UN summit on climate change COP26, to be held later this year, will also be on Kerry’s agenda.
“We hope that during his visit, Kerry will interact with various ministers, including the foreign minister, as well as the ministers of finance, oil and natural gas, environment, energy, and new and renewable energy,” Bagchi said.
President Biden has invited 40 world leaders, including Prime Minister Modi, to a virtual climate summit hosted by the United States to underscore the urgency and economic benefits of stronger climate action, the White House said.
Biden will host the two-day climate summit of world leaders beginning on Earth Day, April 22, in which he will outline the United States’ goal of reducing carbon emissions by 2030, known as the Determined Contribution. at the national level under the landmark Paris Agreement.
The summit will reconvene the US-led Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, which brings together 17 countries responsible for roughly 80 percent of global emissions and global GDP.

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