Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Global Climate Action Summit Update

In Washington, D.C., the Trump Administration continued its Reckless Assault on our Environment and Health by announcing Rollbacks of Crucial Methane Pollution Protections.

In San Francisco, meanwhile, Governors, State Lawmakers, Mayors, Businesses, World Leaders, and Advocates, came together at the Global Climate Action Summit to Recapture the ambitious Spirit of the Paris Climate Agreement, Share Successes, and Announce their Plans to Raise the Bar even Higher on Climate Action and Clean Energy.

At the summit, some 4,000 Delegates from around the World reaffirmed that they're "Still In" on Climate Action despite President Trump's Cynical Backtracking.

Here are some of the important New Commitments that were made during the Global Climate Action Summit:

- California Governor Jerry Brown grabbed the World's attention right out of the gate by signing into Law a Bill to move California to 100% Zero-Carbon Electricity by 2045. He also Signed Bills to help Decarbonize Homes and Offices, Accelerate the Phase Out of Super-Polluting Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in Air Conditioners and Refrigeration, and support Electric Vehicle Deployment, along with an ambitious Executive Order to achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2045.

- New York, Maryland, and Connecticut, announced Plans to Phase-Out Super-Polluting HFCs and Replace them with Climate-Friendlier Coolants in New Refrigerators, Air Conditioners, and other Products. And Eight Companies and the Industry Trade Association joined in Pushing for these Requirements to be Adopted across the Nation.

- New Jersey Announced Plans to Rev-Up Offshore Wind Production.

- Six States in India are adopting Extreme Heat Action Plans to ensure Residents are Safe and Better prepared for dangerous Rising Temperatures. The Indian State of Telangana, the City of Pune, and the City of Ahmedabad, also plan to add significantly more Electric Buses to their Fleets by 2020.

- New Resources were dedicated to help Marine Environments cope with Climate Change. Our Ocean Planet, an important New Film narrated by Sigourney Weaver that Shows the Vital Link between a Stable Climate and Healthy Oceans.

- International States, Regions, Cities, and Businesses, including California, Washington State, Tokyo, and Seoul, Committed to 100% Zero Emission Vehicle Targets.

- A Coalition of Cities and States in the U.S. and Canada committed to cutting Food Waste and Loss by 50% by 2030.

- Los Angeles, Tokyo, Mexico City, and 70 other Big Cities Pledged to become Carbon Neutral by 2050, meaning they'll Cut their Carbon Pollution and Offset whatever remains by Investing in Carbon-Reduction Methods like Reforestation.

- Some 400 Investors, representing $32 Trillion in Assets, launched the Investor Agenda, to Accelerate the Investment necessary to Implement the Paris Climate Agreement.

- Virginia became the 12th State to Join, the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Transportation & Climate Initiative, that is Working to Cut Carbon Pollution from the Transportation Sector.

- The U.S. Climate Alliance, a Coalition of 17 Governors, announced a Slate of Climate and Clean Energy Commitments to Phase Out Climate Super Pollutants, Deploy $1.4 Billion from the Volkswagen Settlement to drive down Transportation Emissions, and Strengthen Appliance Efficiency Standards.

CLICK HERE to send a Message of Thanks to the Attendees of the Global Climate Action Summit for Stepping Up on Climate and Urge them to keep the Momentum going!

NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote! Michael H. Drucker

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