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Biden to Convene World Leaders to Talk Climate on Earth Day

  • April summit follows UN meeting that resulted in little
  • Biden has vowed to strengthen U.S. climate commitment

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.