Stop fossil fuel extraction, activists cry at San Francisco climate summit
18 September, 2018, 11:34 | Author: Chad Warren
Leaders from local and state governments, business, and civil society have come together in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit organised by California Governor Jerry Brown to send a "clear signal" to national governments to step their efforts to tackle climate change.
"Against this urgent and scary backdrop and against the backdrop of inaction in Washington DC. we also heard a way forward" against climate change at the summit, said Jennifer Granholm, a former MI state governor.
"There is now a shift in the focus". Governor Brown also used the signing ceremony to issue an executive order calling for California to be completely carbon neutral by the same year.
Leaders also unveiled a range of bold new commitments across five specific challenge areas aimed at taking their collective ambition to the next level.
Commitments included reducing carbon emissions, developing a low-carbon, regional transportation system, improving building efficiency and reducing food waste 50 percent by 2030.
Global warming, meanwhile, continues to gather pace: major storms bearing down on the United States eastern seaboard and the Philippines, and wildfires ravaging California, bear the unmistakable fingerprint of climate change, scientists say. "Let's get to work". Eight cover 100% of their needs with renewable power, and 27 cover 30% or more of their needs with renewable power.
Those cities are home to 54 million people, the group said.
The cities include Berlin, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris and San Francisco.
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The bills he signed into law aim to increase the number of zero-emission vehicles and charging stations and reduce the number of heavily polluting cars and trucks.
Heads of state from Fiji, Barbados and the Marshall Islands were there, as were environment ministers from national governments, including Norway, Costa Rica, and New Zealand, and the CEOs of big multi-national companies like Starbucks, L'Oréal and Unilever.
This includes almost 150 major global companies such as Tata Motors and Sony which have joined the RE100 initiative: collective annual revenues of these companies total well over $2.75 trillion and their annual electricity demand is higher than that of Poland.
"America's a wonderful country", Bloomberg said.
Almost a fifth of Fortune Global 500 companies have now committed to set science-based emissions reduction targets, including big emitters like India's Dalmia Cement.
Brown and Bloomberg are leading a global climate action summit in San Francisco that has attracted thousands of attendees and hundreds of critics who want more aggressive action against global warming. Above we see an ad that McDonald's promoted on Facebook, and yes, McDonald's "Scale for Good" campaign is a Global Climate Action Summit sponsor.
"That is the most ambitious goal of anywhere in the world", he told AFP.
The Investor Agenda was formally launched bringing together almost 400 investors managing $32 trillion of assets including CalPERS, the largest USA pension fund; La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CPDQ), Danish pension fund PKA, and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management.
China's gross domestic product grew 1.5 times between 2005 and 2017, but its carbon emissions have fallen by 46 percent, which reached in advance the goal of cutting by 40 percent to 45 percent carbon emissions by the year 2020, Xie said.
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Officials said some 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to evacuate, but it was unclear how many did. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has set up a "rumor control" website to quash false information in Florence's wake.
SpaceX has announced the identity of its first passenger to fly on its forthcoming BFR spacecraft, headed around the moon in 2023. Before revealing Maezawa's mission to the Moon, Musk gave a heartfelt introduction as to why SpaceX exists in the first place.
Following Nike's announcement, Americans have started burning their branded trainers and clothing in a demonstration of their own. In the two-minute advert Kaepernick narrates before appearing halfway through.
Citing anonymous sources, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal reported that the tariffs would be set at 10%. This year, imports from China through July were up almost 9 percent from the same period of 2017, according to U.S.
Not a lot was revealed, with even the title possibly changing, but it should be something to look forward to in the future. Nintendo Switch Online will go live in Europe on September 18, following in the United States on September 19.
It features a 6.1 inch LED edge-to-edge LED screen with a resolution of 1792 by 828 pixels and a pixel density of 326 ppi. The newest entry in the segment is the iPhone XS Max , and it will start at Rs 1,09,900 for the 64GB version in India.
The headline update of iOS 12 is the promise of a performance boost for pretty much all devices - no matter how old the hardware. Once you download it, one of the new features-dubbed Screen Time-is meant to help you get a handle on your iPhone addiction.
Trump has also complained about America's gaping trade deficit - $336 billion past year - with China, its biggest trading partner. And it was not under Bush", said Derek Scissors, a China expert at the American Enterprise Institute.
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