President Joe Biden said Friday that Vladimir Putin of Russia and Xi Jinping of China are invited to the global leaders’ climate summit in April.
President Joe Biden said Friday that Vladimir Putin of Russia and Xi Jinping of China are invited to a global leaders’ climate summit the US government is hosting in April to advance global efforts to reduce climate-changing fossil fuel emissions.
The White House later published a list of 40 world leaders invited to the summit, including Xi and Putin.
Biden said he spoke to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday and EU member states Thursday. The White House has prioritized speaking with close US allies before reaching out to China and Russia.
The Biden administration plans to unveil a new carbon emissions target at the summit, which will be held remotely on April 22 and 23. The summit will take place ahead of November’s UN global climate talks in Scotland.