2 protesters detained at climate meeting

18 September, 2018, 11:33 | Author: Sidney Guerrero
  • California is launching its 'own damn satellite' to track climate pollutants

In closing remarks, United Nations climate chief Patricia Espinosa also called for a new era of climate diplomacy that includes not just national governments but also cities and regional bodies as well as industries - an approach she dubbed "inclusive multilateralism". That's because several hundred protesters successfully blockaded the summit's main Moscone Center entrance, decrying what they call "Jerry Brown's hypocrisy on climate change".

Data from the satellite would be made available to governments and other bodies. It was organized by California Gov.

"We have a plan to phase out oil, to bring in total clean technology", Brown said. He issued a statement on Monday saying he will convene a major climate summit in 2019 to bring climate action to the top of the worldwide agenda.

"We have shut this summit down from the outside", demonstrator Dallas Goldtooth of the Indigenous Environmental Network told the crowd. He said he was willing to negotiate a new climate change agreement.

The UK is looking beyond our strong record on climate action at home.

Gore said it's difficult to deny that climate change is causing more severe weather but that "It's a little harder to deny the 3000 deaths from the hurricane in Puerto Rico".

Mahindra & Mahindra, India's leading manufacturer of utility vehicles and part of the $20.7 billion Mahindra Group, announced its commitment to become a carbon neutral company by 2040.

Scientists have warned that global greenhouse gas emissions need to peak in 2020 and then rapidly decline in order to avoid catastrophic warming.

Salesforce recently opened a 61-story office tower in San Francisco that the company says relies on clean energy to operate. "I want to repeat the gratitude people around the world feel for China", said Al Gore, former vice president of the United States.

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"There's plenty of work for him to do on Earth protecting the millions of people sickened everyday by fossil fuel infrastructure", Krowne added.

Bloomberg, who leads the C40 climate-centered coalition of big city mayors, noted numerous policies affecting carbon pollution are local.

His administration is also seeking to boost methane emissions and roll back California's strict vehicle emissions standards.

Bloomberg and Brown said they calculate the U.S.is within striking distance of the reduction in greenhouse gases it previously promised.

The three-day global summit will culminate with a Call to Global Climate Action to all sectors of the economy but with a focus on national governments.

Nicholas Stern, chair of Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London School of Economics and Political Science, said through the "extremely important and positive" Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China will be able to show roughly half of the world's population that achieving growth does not necessarily result in damage to the climate.

As Typhoon Mangkhut and Hurricane Florence threaten to barrel through the Philippines and the USA, respectively, climate activists are demanding government leaders and businesses at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) to commit to ending fossil fuel extraction.

The summit is an opportunity to showcase climate action but also a moment to spur more action or as the GCAS theme puts it to Take Ambition to the Next Level.

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley speaks during the opening plenary of the Global Action Climate Summit Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in San Francisco.

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