Article | UN Global Climate Action Summit to “Take Ambition to the Next Level”

SOURCE: Schneider Electric


The Global Climate Action Summit is challenging people, communities, societies and economies around the world to ‘step up’ and take ambition to the next level across five key issue areas: Healthy Energy Systems, Inclusive Economic Growth, Sustainable Communities, Land and Ocean Stewardship and Transformative Climate Investments. The 2018 Global Climate Action Summit, hosted in San Francisco, USA between 10–14 September, will bring together state and local governments, business and citizens from around the world to showcase climate action taking place, thereby demonstrating how the tide has turned in the race against climate change and inspiring deeper national commitments in support of the Paris Agreement.

The Summit will open with an astronaut’s view of our beautiful, fragile earth, produced for the Summit by National Geographic and narrated by actor-director Robert Redford before pivoting into details on the science of climate change and the risks humanity is facing from extreme weather events and the rising costs to economies, lives and livelihoods. Later in the day, a series of events and dialogues will celebrate the extraordinary achievements and wave of momentum underway since the adoption of the historic Paris climate change agreement of 2015. The second day of sessions will focus on crosscutting areas of climate action and climate impacts. This will highlight the activities of leading companies, cities, states and investors actively committing to climate action and racing toward a decarbonized future.

Schneider Electric is a key participant in this event with its contribution to all five topics: Healthy Energy Systems, Inclusive Economic Growth, Sustainable Communities, Land and Ocean Stewardship and Transformative Climate Investments. Senior representatives from the company will be participating in various plenaries, discussions and dialogues that demonstrate how the company is taking the lead on various topics ranging from efficiency in buildings to clean energy solutions.

The Summit will showcase climate action around the world, along with bold new commitments, to give world leaders the confidence that they can go even further by 2020. Many partners are supporting the Summit, including The Climate Group; the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group; Business for Social Responsibility (BSR); CAN International; Ceres; WWF; and Mission 2020.

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KEYWORDS: EPA:SU, Schneider Electric, Global Climate Action Summit, Healthy Energy Systems, Inclusive Economic Growth, sustainable communities, Land and Ocean Stewardship, Transformative Climate Investments

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