“Biden to Convene World Leaders to Talk Climate on Earth Day”

“The Biden administration is planning to host world leaders in a climate summit on Earth Day according to three people familiar with the matter, a sign of the new president’s commitment to not just rejoin the Paris carbon-cutting accord but also strengthen it.

The U.S.-hosted meeting on April 22 could be virtual, one of the people said, similar to a United Nation’s climate summit in December. That event featured six hours of remarks from world leaders, but they only offered incremental steps to combating climate change.

The U.S.-organized event, which could be announced next week as part of a package of climate-related policies, will be focused on major world emitters of planet-warming greenhouse gases.”

Ari Natter and Jennifer A Dlouhy report for Bloomberg Green January 22, 2021.