Joe Biden will attend the COP27 United Nations climate meeting in Egypt next month, the White House said on Friday, promising to “emphasize the urgency for the world to act.”
At the COP27 summit, efforts will again be bolstered to reduce the climate catastrophe, escalating natural disasters like wildfires and severe storms.
According to the White House, Biden will “advance the global climate struggle and assist the most vulnerable develop resilience to climate consequences, and underline the need for the world to act in this pivotal decade.”
The Red Sea tourist town of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, will host the 27th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
On November 11, Biden will attend the meeting before moving on to Cambodia for the annual US-ASEAN summit and Indonesia for a G20 summit.
To address critical issues like climate change, the worldwide effects of (President Vladimir) Putin’s assault on Ukraine, especially on energy and food security and affordability, as well as several other objectives, he will engage with G20 partners, according to the White House.
US sources have said that even if Putin attends the G20 conference, Biden has no intention of seeing him.
Additionally, Biden has no plans to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the G20 since US-Saudi ties have recently deteriorated due to Riyadh’s backing for a reduction in oil output.
The target established at COP26 last year, which the world is on track to fail given current emission patterns, was to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels.