Global Climate Action Summit

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Global Climate Action Summit
Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. (42931782960).jpg
Governor Edmund G. Brown at the summit.
Date14–12 September 2018 (2018-09-14 – 2018-09-12)
LocationSan Francisco, California, United States
Organized byUN
ParticipantsUN member countries

The Global Climate Action Summit was held September 12–14, 2018 in San Francisco, California.[1]

The summit was hosted by California Governor Jerry Brown and aimed to address climate change by bringing together non-state actors including elected leaders at the state and local level.[2][3] The summit was held at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.[2] Two organisations Brown helped found came into play: the Under2 Coalition and America's Pledge. Many leaders of taking action on climate change were present: Al Gore, Patricia Espinosa, Jane Goodall, and prominent scientists and researchers. Also present were celebrities such as Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Dave Matthews.[2]

At the summit, a group of twenty-nine organisations announced a commitment of $4 billion to combat climate change over the next five years. The commitment was the largest philanthropic investment made addressing climate change to date.[4]

Importantly, the outcome of the Summit provided encouragement to governments as they finalized the implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement in Poland in December 2018. It guided them in preparing their national climate action plans in 2020, and gave them bold options and examples for change in designing their short and long-term climate strategies.[5]


  1. ^ Global Climate Action Summit Archived 2018-09-10 at the Wayback Machine, Official website, accessed 2018-10-09.
  2. ^ a b c Cart, Julie. CALmatters: "Heavy hitters on climate change will converge on San Francisco this week, with Gov. Jerry Brown as host", accessed 2018-10-09. Sept. 7, 2018 | ENVIRONMENT.
  3. ^ "Are states, cities and companies taking the lead on climate action?". Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  4. ^ Center, Foundation. "Philanthropies Pledge $4 Billion to Combat Climate Change". Philanthropy News Digest (PND). Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  5. ^ Deepshikha, Singh. "Global Climate Action Summit Bats for Brave Climate Action". ABC Live India. Retrieved 18 September 2018.

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