- Biden is also dispatching Vice President Kamala Harris to Paris in November to continue to work to patch the relationship, according to the White House.
- Trump left the November 2020 G20 summit on a sour note: Trump railed against the Paris climate accord and touted American oil and natural gas production during a virtual session focused on safeguarding the environment on the final day of the Group of 20 summit.
- This isn’t Biden’s first time with G20 leaders. Earlier this month, Biden convened a virtual G20 summit with leaders to specifically discuss the situation in Afghanistan.
After that: Glasgow, for the COP26 Climate Summit
In Glasgow on November 1 and 2, the discord between Biden’s proposals and the current hold-up in Congress could potentially embarrassingly play out on the international stage.
- According to CNN’s Ella Nielsen: The big question is whether Biden will be able to go to COP with concrete commitments from the US. Much of the president’s climate agenda depends on Congress, and whether it can pass the president’s massive budget and climate bill before COP26 starts. The fate of that bill is uncertain, as negotiations between members of Biden’s own party drag on with little clarity on an end date.
The Point: Biden will finish October with a packed, high-pressure travel schedule across Europe.