President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and other world leaders have been invited to a virtual summit on the climate crisis by U.S President Joe Biden.
True Talk News understands that the two-day summit is expected to mark America’s return to the frontlines of the fight against human-caused climate change after former President Trump disengaged from the process.
The White House in a statement on Friday said the summit on the climate crisis is scheduled for April 22-23.
“The virtual summit on the climate crisis will also highlight examples of how enhanced climate ambition will create good-paying jobs, advance innovative technologies, and help vulnerable countries adapt to climate impacts,” the White House said.
List of World Leaders invited to attend the 2021 virtual summit on the climate crisis.
Joe Biden invites the following World Leaders
- Leaders of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, which brings together 17 countries responsible for approximately 80 percent of global emissions and global GDP as well as heads of other countries that are especially “vulnerable to climate impacts” or demonstrating “strong climate leadership.”
- US rivals Russian President Vladimir Putin
- Chinese President Xi Jinping,
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel,
- French President Emmanuel Macron and
- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
- Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz,
- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro,
- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Aside Buhari, other African leaders among the invitees are
- Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba,
- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa,
- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and
- President Félix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.