US President Joe Biden to Skip COP28 Climate Meeting in Dubai

November 28, 2023, 01.31 AM | Source: Reuters
US President Joe Biden to Skip COP28 Climate Meeting in Dubai

ILUSTRASI. Presiden AS Joe Biden melambai ke media saat menaiki Air Force One di Pangkalan Bersama Andrews di Maryland, Amerika Serikat, Jumat (9/7/2021). REUTERS/Tom Brenner

CLIMATE CHANGE - Washington. U.S. President Joe Biden will not attend a gathering of world leaders focused on climate change in Dubai this week, a U.S. official said on Sunday.

Reuters reported last month that Biden was unlikely to be at the United Nations "Conference of the Parties" on climate, known as COP28, which begins on Thursday, as he balances demands of a Middle East war and a presidential campaign expected to heat up in January.

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The president's schedule for Thursday released by the White House shows him hosting a bilateral meeting with President João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço of the Republic of Angola and attending the National Tree Lighting.

Dozens of countries plan to push for the world's first deal to phase out CO2-emitting coal, oil, and gas at the Dubai meeting.

Biden has attended both of the COP summits since his 2021 inauguration.

The UAE will host the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) from November 30 to December 12, 2023 at Expo City Dubai to unite the world towards agreement on bold, practical, and ambitious solutions to the most pressing global challenge of our time.

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