During his campaign President Biden pledged to hold an international summit on the climate crisis during the first 100 days of his administration. The goal of the summit was two-fold: demonstrate United States’ commitment to address climate and encourage countries to bolster their commitments made under the Paris Climate Accord.
The first day of the Leaders Climate Summit featured a number of panels, including an opening session of 28 world leaders. Other sessions addressed climate finance, adaptation and resilience, local action, and climate security issues. The second day focused on climate innovation and the economic opportunities presented by actions on climate change. We expect the latter theme will be a central messaging point for the Administration as it advocates for its climate agenda.
This report includes a summary of each day of the summit and a breakdown of key upcoming climate policy priorities.