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John Kerry set out on a trip to India, Bangladesh, and UAE

Suvbharat Times | 01042021 | www.suvbharattimes.in/ US President Joe Biden has invited 40 world leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to a two-day virtual summit. John Forbes Kerry, the special Presidential envoy of US President Joe Biden, will be visiting India, Bangladesh, and the UAE from April 1-9 on matters related to climate change. He will meet PM Narendra Modi, Dubai Ruler and UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, and Bangladesh Prime minister Sheikh Hasina at this visit.

Kerry will travel to these countries to discuss the issue ahead of the summit held on climate change between 22–23 April and the United Nations Climate Change Conference later this year. The purpose of the conference is to underline the intricate benefits and importance of taking concrete steps to tackle climate change. The White House said last week, ‘This will prove to be a milestone in the passage of the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in November this year in Glasgow.

The summit will be broadcast live. The main goal of this summit and COP 26 is to accelerate efforts to keep global temperatures below 1.5 degrees Celsius. According to a media report, 17 countries, which are responsible for 80 per cent of the emissions globally and they have 80 percent role in the global GDP, will participate in this conference.

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