Joe Biden to attend COP27 climate summit next month in Egypt: White House

US officials have said Joe Biden has no plans to meet Putin at the G20 summit, even if Putin attends.


US President Joe Biden will attend the United Nations COP27 climate summit in Egypt next month, the White House announced on Friday, promising he would “stress the need for the world to act”.

The COP27 conference will once again seek to boost global efforts to slow the climate crisis that is intensifying natural disasters, from wildfires to severe storms.

Biden “will advance the global fight against climate change and help the most vulnerable build resilience to climate impacts, and he will underscore the need for the world to act in this landmark decade,” the White House said in a statement. communicated.

Egypt will host the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

Biden will be at the summit on Nov. 11, before heading to Cambodia for the annual U.S.-ASEAN summit, then to Indonesia for a G20 summit.

“He will work with G20 partners to address key challenges such as climate change, the global impact of (President Vladimir) Putin’s war against Ukraine, including on energy and food security and affordability , and a series of other priorities,” the White House said. .

US officials have said Biden has no plans to meet Putin at the G20 summit, even if Putin attends.

Biden also has no plans to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the G20, with US-Saudi relations under renewed strain due to Riyadh’s recent support for oil production cuts.

Last year, COP26 ended with a pledge to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels – a target the world is on the verge of missing given current climate trends. emissions.

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