A Chronology of Individual Summit and Pre-Summit Announcements: 

January 25

  • GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT LEADER ANAND MAHINDRA ISSUES NEW CLIMATE CHALLENGE TO CORPORATIONS – In an effort to spur further climate action at this year’s Global Climate Action Summit (Summit) in September and at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) in December, Summit co-chair and Mahindra Group Chairman, Anand Mahindra today challenged businesses around the world to join the growing number of companies committed to setting greenhouse gas reduction targets in line with climate science.

February 2

Mar 20

  • GREEN BOND PLEDGE FOUNDATION SIGNATORIES ANNOUNCED ON EVE OF GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT – The Luxemburg Green Exchange (LGX) joins the U.S. State Treasurers of California, New Mexico and Rhode Island, the Cities of Asheville and San Francisco – California, King County – Washington, Australian pension fund Local Government Super (LGS) and financial firms Global New Energy Finance and R3 Returns, as founding signatories to the Green Bond Pledge.

May 2

  • BUSINESS DEMONSTRATES BOLD ACTION AT PARIS AGREEMENT PROGRESS TALKS IN BONN – Organizers of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) taking place this September in San Francisco have today provided new evidence of how cities, states, regions, businesses and investors are taking climate ambition to the next level. In this way, they are helping to build momentum for a successful outcome for the UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland (COP24) at the end of the year.
  • TECH TITANS URGED TO LEAD IN DECARBONIZATION OF GLOBAL ECONOMY – The global technology sector was today urged to dramatically step up climate action by pledging to halve their emissions every decade to realize the international goals of a carbon neutral world by 2050.

May 10

  • “CLEAN TRILLION” INVESTMENT GOAL IN SIGHT AND ACHIEVABLE – As global clean energy transition takes hold and the market matures, a new Ceres report released today finds that the “Clean Trillion” – the goal of an additional $1 trillion investment in clean energy per year through 2050 – is eminently feasible.

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June 11

  • FORESTS, FOOD AND LAND CAN DELIVER 30% OF SOLUTIONS NEEDED TO TACKLE CLIMATE CRISIS BY 2030 – As part of the Global Climate Action Summit, WWF, together with a broad coalition of partners, today issued the 30X30 Forests, Food and Land Challenge: calling on businesses, states, city and local governments, and global citizens to take action for better forest and habitat conservation, food production and consumption, and land use, working together across all sectors of the economy to deliver up to 30% of the climate solutions needed by 2030.

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September 10

  • NEW FRONTIERS IN CORPORATE LEADERSHIP ON RENEWABLE POWER – In the global entertainment industry’s biggest move on renewable electricity yet, one of the world’s largest electronics and entertainment companies, Sony Corporation, joins RE100, alongside management consulting leader McKinsey & Company, global coworking and community company WeWork and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).
  • SONY CORPORATION JOINS RE 100 TO SOURCE 100% RENEWABLE POWER
    Sony corporation, an electronics and entertainment company, has announced to join RE 100 ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco, United States.
  • GOOGLE LAUNCHES ENVIRONMENT INSIGHTS EXPLORER (BETA) – Impact begins with insights. Explore data to make informed decisions and inspire action.
  • INDUSTRIAL GIANTS PIONEER WAYS TO SMARTER ENERGY – As the world looks to heavy industry to help drive emissions cuts, leading Indian companies UltraTech Cement, Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers Ltd, Mahindra Heavy Engines Ltd, and Godrej Industries Limited and Associate Companies (GILAC) – and the South African chemical giant Sasol – have today pledged to put energy efficiency at the heart of their business growth strategies by joining EP100.

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