29 March 2021
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US President Joe Biden invited 40 world leaders to a Leaders Summit on Climate. H.E Ali Bongo Ondimba, the Gabonese President of the Republic will attend the summit to be held on April 22 & 23 virtually, a White House Press Statement disclosed.
H.E Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of the Republic, Head of State will take part in the first ever Summit on climate hosted by H.E Joe Biden, President of the United States of America.
With Gabon’s forest located in the Congo Basin, one of the planet’s green lungs, the participation of the Head of State in this conference demonstrates the American Head of State’s will to involve decision makers, stakeholders, organizations with a closed climate concern.
This high-ranking meeting will thus constitute a special ground to galvanize efforts by the major economies to tackle the climate crisis affecting both low and mid economies worldwide.
As stated in the White House Press release, the Leaders’ Summit on Climate will underscore the urgency and the economic benefits of stronger climate action.
ICYMI: On March 26, @POTUS Joe Biden invited 40 world leaders to the Leaders Summit on Climate he will host on April 22 and 23. The Leaders Summit on Climate will underscore the urgency – and the economic benefits – of stronger climate action.
— U.S. Asia Pacific Media Hub (@eAsiaMediaHub) March 28, 2021
In a world already overshadowed by the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic resulting in job loss, low and poor salaries as well as other inequalities, the coming consultation will highlight examples of how enhanced climate ambition will create good paying jobs, advance innovative technologies, and help vulnerable countries adapt to climate impacts.
Joe Biden’s summit on climate will address some key themes such as mobilizing public and private sector finance to drive the net-zero transition and to help vulnerable countries cope with climate impacts; Discussing opportunities to strengthen capacity to protect lives and livelihoods from the impacts of climate change.
Other African Leaders also taking part in the summit include, President Félix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, President Muhammadu Buhari from Nigeria and South Africa President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa.
Worldwide leaders like the People’s Republic of China President Xi Jinping, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission President, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and many others are to attend the programme.
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