Apr 21, 2021 - World

Pope Francis among dozens of leaders to speak at Biden climate summit

Pope Francis greeting then Vice President Joe Biden at the Vatican in April 2016.
Pope Francis greeting then Vice President Joe Biden at the Vatican in April 2016. Photo: Riccardo De Luca/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Pope Francis is set to speak during the first day of President Biden's virtual climate summit this week, according to a schedule of the event released by the Department of State on Wednesday.

Why it matters: Francis will be among dozens of world leaders to speak at the summit, which is meant to spur more ambitious emissions cuts from nations as the world remains off-course to achieve the global warming goals of the Paris climate agreement, Axios' Andrew Freedman reports.

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