Thursday, November 3, 2022

Xi Jinping Not Attending Climate Change Conference in Egypt

 Climate Home News published on 2 November 2022 an article titled "China, India Set to Snub COP27 Leaders' Climate Summit" by Chloe Farand.  

More than 100 heads of states and governments are expected to attend the two-day summit session of the Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt on 7-8 November.  At least 33 African leaders are expected to attend the summit session.  

The President of China (the world's largest CO-2 emitter), Xi Jinping, is not scheduled to be among them.  The President of the United States (the world's second largest CO-2 emitter), Joe Biden, will attend the conference on 11 November but miss the summit session because it conflicts with US mid-term elections on 8 November.