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Danish Prime Minister to Speak at World Leaders´  Climate Summit

29.03.2021  11:04

Both Denmark and China have been invited to the World Leaders Summit on Climate in April, where 40 world leaders will meet to discuss how to tackle the climate crisis. 

The summit is a key milestone on the road to COP26 this November in Glasgow.  One key goal of the summit is to strengthen the global climate effort that keep the goal set in the Paris agreement of limiting global temperature rise to a maximum of 1.5 degrees.

The World Leaders Summit on Climate will be attended by the Heads of States from the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, which consists of the world's 17 largest emitters. In addition, Denmark and a small group of other countries that have 'demonstrated strong climate leadership' have also been invited. President Biden has asked the Prime Minister to talk about Denmark's experiences in developing innovative technologies such as offshore wind, district heating and energy efficiency.

The Virtual Leaders Summit will be streamed for public viewing.

Background

39 countries and the EU have been invited to the summit. This includes the 17 members of the Major Economies Forum (MEF) on Energy and Climate set up by President Obama in 2009: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, EU, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Great Britain and the United States.

In addition, the following countries are invited: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Denmark, Gabon, Israel, Jamaica, Kenya, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Spain Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.

A small group of international business leaders and civil society representatives will also attend.

The Danish Prime Minister will speak at the meeting of the Leaders' Working Session on 23 April in the afternoon Danish time.