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PM Modi appreciated US President Joe Biden's initiative and accepted the invitation, the MEA said.
President Biden has invited 40 world leaders, including Prime Minister Modi, to a US-hosted virtual summit on climate to underscore the urgency and the economic benefits of stronger climate action. Joe Biden will host the two-day climate summit of world leaders starting on Earth Day, April 22, in which he will highlight the US' goal for reductions of carbon emissions.
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"US President Joe Biden has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the Leaders' Summit on Climate. PM Modi welcomed Joe Biden's initiative and accepted the invitation," news agency PTI quoted Bagchi as saying at an online media briefing.
The points that are to be discussed for the upcoming Leaders' Summit on Climate hosted by Joe Biden and key climate issues in the COP26 meet to be held later this year. Bagchi said the special presidential envoy on climate will visit Delhi from April 8th. The purpose of his visit would be to discuss this forthcoming leaders' summit on climate. The two leaders held talks on the sidelines of the first meet of the QUAD heads, where they discussed regional issues, while also agreeing to further cooperation on climate change.
The conference will be live-streamed to the public. It will be a key milestone on the road to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) this November in Glasgow, a White House statement claimed. The summit will reconvene the US-led Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, which brings together 17 countries responsible for approximately 80 percent of global emissions and global GDP.
"We expect that during his visit, Mr. Kerry will interact with several ministers, including the external affairs minister and ministers of finance, petroleum and natural gas, environment, power, and new and renewable energy," Bagchi said.