Summit News

NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS URGED TO STEP UP CLIMATE ACTION BY 2020 AT END OF LANDMARK SUMMIT

Bold New Commitments Announced by Thousands of States, Regions, Cities, Businesses, Investors and NGOs Focus Turns to UN Climate Conference in Poland and UN Secretary General’s Leaders’ Summit in 2019 For a chronological, full list of...

Outcome of the high-level Talanoa on “A Rapid Transition to Net-Zero Emissions Society”

Frank Bainimarama, the Prime Minister of Fiji and COP23 President, and Jerry Brown, Governor of California, hosted a high-level Talanoa Dialogue on 12 September 2018 on the rapid transition to net-zero emission societies. The high-level event set the stage for GCAS by...

Philanthropic Community Announces $4 Billion Commitment to Combat Climate Change

Pledge Marks Largest-ever Philanthropic Investment in Climate Mitigation San Francisco – Sept. 14, 2018 – Today 29 philanthropists pledged $4 billion over the next five years to combat climate change—the largest-ever philanthropic investment focused on climate change...

Powering Past Coal Alliance announces 10 new members at Global Climate Action Summit

San Francisco, CA. Today at the Global Climate Action Summit, the Powering Past Coal Alliance has warmly welcomed 10 new States, Regions and Cities into the growing membership of the Alliance. These new members demonstrate growing global momentum behind the phase-out...

Revamped UN Climate Action Portal to Capture and Drive Climate Action

UN Climate Change News, San Francisco, 14 September 2018 – As leaders gather in California this week for the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS2018), UN Climate Change is presenting a revamped version of its Climate Action Portal, featuring the accelerated action...

UC sets higher standards, greater goals for sustainability

UC sets higher standards, greater goals for sustainability   The University of California today (Sept. 4) announced a bold expansion of its systemwide sustainability goals as part of its Carbon Neutrality Initiative and leadership on climate change efforts. UC will...

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The Climate Fight’s Next Turning Point

Project Syndicate August 29 Scientists agree that global carbon dioxide emissions must reach a turning point in 2020 if we are to achieve carbon neutrality (emissions low enough to be safely absorbed by forests, soils, and other natural systems) by mid-century. But...

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23 Global Cities and Regions Advance Towards Zero Waste

23 Global Cities and Regions Advance Towards Zero Waste Commitment will avoid disposal of at least 87 million tons of waste by 2030. Auckland, Catalonia, Copenhagen, Dubai, London, Milan, Montreal, Navarra, New York City, Newburyport, Paris, Philadelphia, Portland,...

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Super Pollutant Day: Maximising benefits from climate action

SAVE THE DATE: Super Pollutant Day - Maximising benefits from climate action     Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Time: 1:00pm to 8:00pm PST Location: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103 Join the Climate & Clean Air Coalition...

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Entrepreneurs Call To Action at Global Climate Action Summit

Energy Nexus July 29, 2018 This is a call for signatories for the Global Climate Action Summit from September 12-14, 2018. It builds on the Entrepreneurs Call to Action Statement presented at COP21 in Paris in 2015. Ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit this...

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ATTENTION MEDIA: TIME TO REGISTER FOR SUMMIT CREDENTIALS

The Global Climate Action Summit has officially opened the registration portal for media interested in attending and reporting on the Summit, which takes place from September 12-14, in San Francisco, CA. Media will be accredited in two rounds, with the first receiving...

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Pathway to Paris concert event set for San Francisco

Legendary performers Patti Smith and Bob Weir to join a celebration of climate action during the Global Climate Action Summit. San Francisco, 11 July 2018: Pathway to Paris, together with 350.org and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today announced a...

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