GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT SAN FRANCISCO CA 2018
SEPTEMBER 12-14, 2018
Global Climate Action Summit San Francisco CA 2018
At the Moscone Center South in the city of San Francisco, California, United States, will take place from September 12 to 14, 2018 the Global Climate Action Summit 2018, GCAS.
This summit seeks the participation of all those international actors, representatives of the sectors and regions, responsible for the scope of the climatic actions that lead to fulfill the objectives of the Paris Agreement. The goal is to limit the increase in the average global temperature below 2 degrees Celsius, to achieve that decrease to 1.5 degrees Celsius with respect to pre-industrial levels.
The Global Climate Action Summit is co-chaired by: Jerry Brown, Governor of California; Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; Anand Mahindra, Chairman of the Mahindra Group; Michael Bloomberg, Special Envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Climate Action; Xie Zhenhua, Special Representative for China's Climate Change Affairs; Jayathma Wickramanayake Special Envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Youth.
People from all over the world are invited to participate in the hundreds of events that take place in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world during the week of September 10-14, including climate action panels, workshops, tours, exhibitions and other special events.
Goal of the World Climate Action Summit
With the participation in the Summit of leaders of state and local governments, companies and citizens from all over the world, it is expected to demonstrate how the race against climate change has been progressing through the climate action that takes place around the world and inspire deeper commitments of each. another and of the national governments.
Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change (CMUCCC) and co-president of GCAS, said that "the summit is a historic opportunity to foster a new form of inclusive multilateralism, vital to achieve our objectives."
Expected results of the San Francisco Summit
The Summit will help show the progress that has been made in climate action since 2015 and will call attention to the fact that much more needs to be done. It seeks to mobilize new and bold commitments of non-state factors that will contribute to the route to comply with the Paris Agreement.
It will also demonstrate to national governments, in this period prior to COP24, that stronger climate commitments are required; that are necessary, desirable and achievable; To support climate action in the five key areas proposed: Healthy energy systems, Inclusive economic growth, Sustainable communities, Territory and ocean administration and Investments in climate change.
A good example of these expected results is presented by the State of California in the United States. Recently it announced that in 2016 it has already achieved its emissions reduction target, initially planned for 2020.
Key themes or focus areas of the Climate Summit
The summit proposes to work on five key areas to bring climate ambition to the next level:
1. Healthy energy systems: a global change towards clean and equitable energy and mobility systems. This promotes the progress of the climate and allows the development of healthy people and places. One of the actions that is promoted is to accelerate the transition to the use of electric cars and make electric transportation popular by 2030.
2. Inclusive economic growth: climate leadership and clean technology seeks to ensure that the energy transition generates good jobs, that it can improve economic opportunities and promotes inclusive and resilient growth.
3. Sustainable communities: the planning of buildings, cities, communities and sustainable infrastructures are the basis for creating clean, healthy and livable spaces that improve the quality of life of the entire population.
4. Land and ocean management: forests, lands, water, seas and oceans, and other ecosystems play a critical role in mitigating climate change and making our world more resilient, while ensuring enough food supplies for a growing population.
5. Transforming climatic investments: it is about mobilizing investments in the necessary scale to achieve the Paris Agreement, through stimulating innovation and in ways that accelerate clean and resilient economies.
How to participate
This September 13 and 14 can virtually attend the Summit through live streaming on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. We invite you to see from this page the transmission of both days.
United Nation Climate Change. Rise to Meet the Global Climate Action Summit Challenges. Retrieve from https://unfccc.int/news/rise-to-meet-the-global-climate-action-summit-challenges
Global Climate Action Summit. Retrieve from https://www.globalclimateactionsummit.org/