Live: Biden hosts Climate Leaders' Summit on Earth Day.

The US will attempt to re-assert its global leadership on climate change as President Joe Biden hosts 40 leaders at a virtual summit in the White House.

It's expected that the US will unveil an updated carbon pledge that will see its emissions nearly halved by 2030.

Ahead of the meeting, officials urged greater ambition on countries perceived as laggards on climate.

Referring to Australia, an official said "there would have to be a shift" in their approach.

WASHINGTON DC - U.S. President Joe Biden's administration hosts White House summit with global leaders on Earth Day on ways to slow climate change.
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1200GMT-Session 1
Raising Our Climate Ambition
President Biden and Vice President Harris will open the inaugural session of the Summit.
U.S. Participants:
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken
Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry
Leaders:
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres
Prime Minister Gaston Browne, Antigua and Barbuda
President Alberto Fernandez, Argentina
Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Australia
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh
Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, Bhutan
President Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada
President Sebastián Piñera, Chile
President Xi Jinping, People’s Republic of China
President Iván Duque Márquez, Colombia
President Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission
President Emmanuel Macron, France
President Ali Bongo Ondimba, Gabon
Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India
President Joko Widodo, Indonesia
Prime Minister Mario Draghi, Italy
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Japan
President David Kabua, Republic of the Marshall Islands
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexico
President Moon Jae-in, Republic of Korea
President Vladimir Putin, The Russian Federation
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, United Kingdom

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