Gov. Jerry Brown Announcing Plans for Climate Change Summit in California
Gov. Jerry Brown Announcing Plans for Climate Change Summit in California
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson D-Texas. Credit Chris Maddaloni Getty Images
07 July, 2017, 01:06
Challenging his global counterparts to fill the void left by President Donald Trump, Gov.
California, Washington and NY last month created the U.S. Climate Alliance, a group that has now ballooned to 13 states that pledge to adhere to the Paris accord's goals, even if the federal government reneges on pledges made by the Obama administration.
The Trump administration's decision to roll back environmental regulations in the United States and withdraw from the worldwide agreement has elevated Brown's profile on the world stage.
Trump declared in May that the United States would withdraw from the 2015 pact in which almost 200 nations pledged to curb greenhouse gas emissions and support poor countries' plans to develop clean energy and protections against weather disasters.
"Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and it is one we can prevent if we act now". Shortly after Trump's announcement, Brown traveled to China, where he signed an agreement to work together on reducing emissions, warning that "disaster still looms" unless governments around the world take urgent action. Either way, it can be discussed in San Francisco next year. Far from undermining the Agreement, he has driven climate change to the top of the geopolitical agenda. The festival is organized with music groups like Coldplay to bring citizens together before the G-20 to help pressure governments to battle poverty and inequality, things that climate change will only worsen.
Jerry Brown (D) will host world leaders for a summit on climate change in San Francisco in September, in a direct challenge to President Trump's move to pull out of the Paris climate accord.
Earlier this week, Brown joined the leaders of Baden-Württemberg, Catalonia and South Australia - all members of the Under2 Coalition - to urge the G20 to reaffirm its support for implementation of the Paris Agreement and to recognize the role of sub-national governments, states, regions and cities, in leading and delivering on climate action. "California's economy and America's economy are boosted by following the Paris agreement", Brown said after Trump's withdrawal from a pact with almost 200 counties, putting the U.S.in the company of Syria and Nicaragua.
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