Global summit showcases surge of climate action: United Nations officials

Global summit showcases surge of climate action: United Nations officials

Global summit showcases surge of climate action: United Nations officials

Former Vice President Al Gore says a new president can, with 30 days' notice, get the United States back into the global climate agreement that President Trump pulled of previous year.

Were it to be an independent country, California would have the fifth largest economy in the world, trailing only Germany, Japan, China and the US.

Ghosh said that India must use this opportunity provided by the California summit to "demonstrate its climate actions, by virtue of its power of resistance to inequities in climate politics, its power of example set through domestic policies and actions, and its power of leadership at the global level, such as the worldwide Solar Alliance".

Jerry Brown used a high-tech battery-operated San Francisco Bay sightseeing ferry as the backdrop for approving 16 new laws Thursday aimed at easing global warming.

Brown is a champion of shifting to clean energy, but critics point out that California's continued oil and gas drilling is a stain on the state's climate action commitments.

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"If Trump turns off the satellites, California will launch its own damn satellite", Brown said at the time to cheers and applause from the geophysicists.

California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks as Michael Bloomberg, left, listens during a news conference at the Global Action Climate Summit Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in San Francisco. Gov.

Perhaps the most significant sign of Brown's global clout was the size of the Chinese delegation at the summit. "Today, we made history".

Trump announced past year that he was withdrawing from the l climate accord.

"Everywhere you look there's a challenge", Brown said.

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The satellite would track and detect the sources of pollution to better understand the causes of climate change.

Former Vice President Al Gore followed Kerry to the stage and got a rousing ovation when he said a new president can rejoin the Paris Agreement.

The three-day GCAS attracted more than 4,500 representatives from leaders of governments and businesses, regions, cities, investors and civil organizations on topics of climate change that impacts hugely on the future of both the globe and human existence.

Gore, a Democrat, also criticized Trump's recent denial that 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico in 2017 because of Hurricane Maria.

James Brainard, Republican mayor of Carmel, Indiana, listed a number of Republican presidents and their environmental accomplishments, including President Nixon's creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Originally called the "NAZCA Portal" - named after the ancient lines in Peru and launched by the Peruvian Government back in 2014 - the Climate Action portal was subsequently enshrined in the text of the Paris Agreement as the official portal to showcase the contributions of the so-called "non-Party stakeholders". It serves to advance California's Renewable Portfolio Standard, a piece of legislation that mandates the state be powered by 50 percent renewables by 2025 and 60 percent by 2030. As such, NAZCA will continue to play a key role in providing visibility and tracking the diversity of climate action and mobilizing broader engagement to help countries achieve and exceed their national commitments. Great countries show leadership to the rest of the world on critical issues. "I don't know. Liar, criminal, fool", the governor said.

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