2018 Global Action Climate Summit to be held in San Francisco in September

The 2018 Global Climate Action Summit, to be hosted in San Francisco September 12 to 14, will bring together state and local governments, business, and citizens from around the world to showcase climate action taking place.

The Summit will showcase climate action around the world, along with bold new commitments, with the aim of encouraging climate leaders to increase their efforts to meet the target of 1.5 degrees of warming by 2020.

The Summit’s five headline challenge areas are Healthy Energy Systems; Inclusive Economic Growth; Sustainable Communities; Land Stewardship and Transformative Climate Investments.

A series of reports will be launched over the coming months and at the Summit underlining the contribution of states and regions, cities, businesses, investors and civil society, also known as “non-party stakeholders” to national and international efforts to address climate change.

Co-chairs of the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit are: Jerry Brown, Governor of Califoria; Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change; Anand Mahindra, Chair of the Mahindra Group and Michael Bloomberg, UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for Climate Action.

Partners supporting the Summit and the mobilization in advance include the Climate Group; the Global Covenant of Mayors; the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group; BSR; We Mean Business; CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project; the World Wide Fund for Nature; Mission 2020

More information on the Summit is at globalclimateactionsummit.org.

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