President Biden on Friday invited heads of state from 40 countries to his administration’s April 22-23 virtual Climate Leaders Summit. The invite list includes every member of the G20 and smaller nations the White House said are “demonstrating strong climate leadership” or facing particularly devastating impacts of climate change. The virtual summit will coincide with the administration’s announcement of a new, stronger emissions target as part of the Paris Agreement, and the administration hopes to use the summit to build momentum for COP26, scheduled to be held in Glasgow, Scotland in November. (AP, New York Times $, Reuters, AFP, Politico Pro $, CNBC, Bloomberg $, The Hill, The Guardian)