The Global Climate Action Summit, held on Sept. 12-14, 2018 in San Francisco, brought together leaders and citizens from around the world to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens with respect to climate action.
The Summit was also a launchpad for deeper worldwide commitments and accelerated action from countries—to put the world on track to prevent dangerous climate change and realize the historic Paris Agreement.
Major commitments were brought by the jurisdictions, companies, investors and individuals who stepped up to redouble their own climate actions. These actions demonstrate the breadth and depth of support for the Paris Agreement and are a testament to the ambition of climate leaders everywhere.
We look forward to progress reports on the implementation of these commitments at upcoming global milestones, including COP 24 in Poland, the Secretary General’s 2019 Climate Summit and other important events through the 2020 COP – a critical moment for national governments to step up and increase their own ambition with enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions.
As the Call to Global Climate Action emphasizes, these commitments are just the start. We all have more work to do. We must be moving full-speed, together, toward the goal of a fully decarbonized global economy by mid-century.