Biden is set to kick off his two-day, virtual Leaders Summit on Climate at 8 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday with remarks during a session titled, “Raising Our Climate Ambition.”
The conference agenda describes the first session as “an opportunity for leaders to highlight the climate-related challenges their countries face and the efforts they are undertaking, and to announce new steps to strengthen climate ambition.”
According to guidance provided by the White House, Biden will also return to the gathering later Thursday morning to participate in a session advertised on the agenda as “Investing in Climate Solutions.”
Biden’s itinerary for Thursday also includes a national security briefing, lunch with Vice President Harris and a briefing from his coronavirus advisers.
Underscoring the emphasis the White House is seeking to put on climate issues, White House press secretary Jen Psaki will be joined at her daily briefing by John F. Kerry, the special presidential envoy for climate, and Gina McCarthy, the national climate adviser.