Digital revolution and market forces poised to drive economic transformation away from fossil fuels, but not without the right policy mix and bold climate leadership.
Report shows all sectors of the global economy have potential to rapidly halve emissions of greenhouse gases with existing technologies and changing behaviour, but beyond 2030GCASGHGs Read More
Bold New Commitments Announced by Thousands of States, Regions, Cities, Businesses, Investors and NGOs
Focus Turns to UN Climate Conference in Poland and UN Secretary General’s Leaders’ Summit in 2019
A major climate summit ended in San Francisco, California, on Friday 14 September, with delegates calling on national governments to join climate actionGCASJerry Brown Read More
13 September 2018
Over 130 new corporates have made science-based emissions reduction commitments since start of 2018, a 39% increase from the previous year;
Nearly a fifth (17%) of Fortune Global 500 companies have now committed to set science-based emissions reduction targets;
India’s Dalmia Cement becomes latest company from a GCASScience Based Targets Read More
NEW COLLABORATION OF TWENTY-ONE COMPANIES IS DEDICATED TO ACCELERATING CLIMATE ACTION USING THE POWER OF TECHNOLOGY
Today, at the Global Climate Action Summit (https://www.globalclimateactionsummit.org/) (GCAS) in San Francisco, California, twenty-one companies will announce the launch of the Step Up Declaration (https://stepupdeclaration.org/) , a new alliance dedicated to harnessing the power of 2020Christiana FigueresGCASStep Up Declaration Read More
Global Climate Action Summit, San Francisco, California - Thursday September 13
World rolls forward on electric vehicles as US government tries to roll back
· 26 international states/regions, major cities and businesses simultaneously commit to 100% zero emission vehicle targets.
· #ZEVchallenge announcement, at the Global Climate Action Summit, shows the way forward C40EV100GCASUnder2 Coalition Read More
An international meeting in Bangkok fell short of its aim of completing fruitful preparations to help an agreement be reached in December on guidelines for implementing the 2015 Paris climate change agreement.
The six-day meeting, which ended on Sunday, was scheduled to step up progress in the battle against rising global carbon emissions bangkokclimate actionGCASparis agreementUNFCCC Read More
UN Climate Change News, 5 September 2018 – A major report released by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate finds that we are significantly under-estimating the benefits of cleaner, climate-smart growth. Bold climate action could deliver at least 26 trillion USD in economic benefits through to 2030, compared with business-as-usual.
The Climate-smartGCASGDPLSEnew climate economypollutionStern Read More
UN Climate Change News, 3 September 2018 – Next week, business leaders, non-profits, citizens, and local government representatives will gather in San Francisco to demonstrate how they are taking climate ambition to the next level at the Global Climate Action Summit, 12-14 September.
The unprecedented opportunity for scalable action that will be evident at #StepUp2018CeresGCASGreen Bond Pledge Read More
Bangkok, 3 September 2018 - Against the backdrop of severe and record heatwaves, bushfires, droughts and floods across the world, governments are convening a supplementary meeting in Bangkok to prepare the implementation guidelines of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The guidelines are needed to make the Paris Agreement work fairly and transparently bangkokEspinosaGCASparis agreementUNFCCC Read More
UN Climate Change News, 17 August 2018 – UN Climate Change's Momentum for Change initiative recently released its new, interactive online report to highlight the climate action milestones that it achieved last year.
By shining light on the most inspiring and transformational mitigation and adaptation activities, known as 'Lighthouse Activities', Momentum for Change aims GCASMomentum for ChangeUNFCCC Read More