India’s PM Modi to travel to Europe for G20 Summit and UN Climate Change Conference

Between October 29 and November 2, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Italy and the United Kingdom to attend the G20 summit in Rome and the world leaders’ summit at the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow. 

At the invitation of Mario Draghi, his Italian counterpart, he will attend the G20 summit on October 30-31. Other heads of state from the world’s most powerful economies are anticipated to attend. Modi will be attending the G20 summit for the seventh time, and it has become the most important global forum for international economic cooperation. For the first time, India will host the summit in 2023. 

The summit, which will be hosted by Italy, will concentrate on recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic and strengthening global health governance, as well as economic recovery and resilience, climate change and energy transition, and sustainable development and food security. 

In Rome, Modi will attend a number of bilateral meetings, including one with Draghi. 

On the invitation of his British counterpart Boris Johnson, Modi will fly from Rome to Glasgow for the World Leaders Summit of the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). 

COP26 will take place from October 31 to November 12 and will be hosted by the United Kingdom in collaboration with Italy. On November 1-2, the COP26 high-level section, often known as the world leaders’ conference, will take place. There are expected to be more than 120 heads of state in attendance. COP 26 was supposed to take place in 2020, however, it was postponed due to the pandemic. 

Modi last visited a United Nations climate summit in 2015, which culminated in the historic Paris Agreement, which goes into effect this year. At COP26, countries are anticipated to release guidelines for implementing the Paris Agreement, as well as agree on climate finance, climate adaption efforts, technology development and transfer, and attempting to meet the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rises. 

Besides the COP26, Modi will hold numerous bilateral meetings, including one with Johnson.