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Landmark Commitments Will Be Made At The Global Climate Action Summit

 Priya Shukla

 Sep 12, 2018


 From September 13-14, California Governor Jerry Brown will convene the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco, California. The GCAS brings together environmental leaders from countries, states, cities, and companies committed to reducing actions that contribute to global climate change. These "non-party stakeholders/non-state actors" are representatives of local-scale climate action and differ from the national governments that negotiate international agreements, such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Occurring between the Paris climate discussions of 2015 and 2020 and integrated with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the GCAS aims to showcase progress made towards curbing greenhouse gas emissions while encouraging ambitious commitments towards this goal. More specifically, the GCAS will ask different entities to reduce emissions so that worldwide warming will be limited to an increase of 1.5 °C instead of the 2 °C ceiling that was established in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.

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