Who would address the issue this fall?

  1. The White House framed the announcement from the world’s two largest polluters as a move to position the countries as leaders in the fight against climate change ahead of a landmark U.N. conference to address the issue this fall.

I am confused with distinguishing which institution would addrees the issue this fall, The White House or a U.N. conference?.
But I had received answers to indicate that U.N. conference would address the issue this fall.

So, I have assumptions for you to advise about.

Assumptions

A reason of saying that “to address the issue this fall” qualified a
UN conference is because “to address the issue this fall” is not to be
a purpose of “as a move to position the countries in the fight against
climate change”.

But I guessed that if there are no phrase “as a move to position the countries as leaders in the fight against climate change”, “to address the issue this fall” could to be a purpose of “The White House framed the announcement from the world’s two largest polluters”.

So, in this sentence below, The White House would address the issue this fall.

-The White House framed the announcement from the world’s two largest polluters ahead of a landmark U.N. conference to address the issue
this fall.

And as a result, to distinguish a use of infinitive, I have to compare infinitive with a sentence, whether it is meaningful or not. If it is not meaningful , I have to consider infinitive as a another using that qualified noun or adjective…

Is it proper way to distinguish the infinitive using?
Would you give some tips for this?

Answer

In the sentence, it’s the U.N. conference that addresses the issue.

Here’s the sentence rewritten with brackets to help with parsing:
(The White House) framed (the announcement from the world’s two largest polluters) as a move to (position [the countries in the fight against climate change] ahead of [a landmark U.N. conference to address the issue this fall]).

If “address the issue this fall” was to be ascribed to the White House, the parsing would be more like this: (The White House) {framed (the announcement from the world’s two largest polluters) as a move to (position [the countries in the fight against climate change] ahead of [a landmark U.N. conference])} to (address the issue this fall).

This makes the phrase “address the issue this fall” the motive for the framing, but the phrasing in the curly brackets {framed …} is then awkward.

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