ABOUT

I am delighted to be one of the co-chairs of the California Summit where we have an opportunity to move the needle further and faster towards the swift realization of the goals of the Paris Agreement.
— Patricia Espinosa

The 2018 Summit will bring together leaders from state and local governments, business, and citizens from around the world, to demonstrate how the tide has turned in the race against climate change, showcase climate action taking place around the world, and inspire deeper commitments from each other and from national governments—in support of the Paris Agreement.

2018 is a turning point: countries and all of us must step up the commitments that were made in Paris and do more. The momentum we generate this year must lead to a climate turning point by 2020 in order to prevent the worst effects of climate change. It must be the beginning of a new phase of action and ambition on climate change.

At the Summit, leaders and citizens from around the world will share what they have achieved to date and will commit to doing more to improve our world and usher in a new era of decarbonization and prosperity.  

The Summit will culminate in a call to action to nations to step up their ambition under the Paris Agreement, and cut emissions on a science-based trajectory that limits warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius.

The Summit seeks to change the climate conversation, broaden and depoliticize the issue, and activate everyone to call for change to preserve our future. 

Three really strong leaders - Patricia Espinosa, Anand Mahindra and Michael Bloomberg - have the imagination and the will to build this summit into a worldwide movement of people taking action to curb climate change.
— Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
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What: The Global Climate Action Summit will showcase the actions sub-national actors have taken to reduce their emissions already, secure bold commitments from them to do even more, show that decarbonization and economic growth go hand-in-hand, and galvanize a global movement for climate action that leaves no one behind.

When & Where: The Summit will take place from 12-14 September, 2018 in San Francisco, California.

Who & Why: State and local leaders, businesses, investors, scientists, students, nonprofits and others (“subnational actors”) are a critical part of the climate solution and can help push the world’s leaders to go further, faster.

The Global Climate Action Summit in California is a great opportunity to find new ways for governments and businesses to work together.
— Michael Bloomberg
I am delighted to be one of the co-chairs of the Summit and look forward to continuing the momentum set in motion by the Paris Agreement.
— Anand Mahindra