Summit Attracts Delegates from Six Continents

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 16, 2018—Today leaders from business, government and civil society around the world announced they will be delegates to the Global Climate Action Summit, which is to be convened this September in San Francisco.

These leaders from six continents will join the current Co-Chairs: Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Patricia Espinosa; Special Representative for Climate Change Affairs of China Minister Xie Zhenhua; Chair of the Mahindra Group Anand Mahindra; the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Jayathma Wickramanayake; UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael R. Bloomberg; and California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. at this crucial Summit.

A list of published Global Climate Action Summit Delegates is below. This list will be updated as speakers are announced. Updated as of Aug. 22, 2018.


  • Anand Mahindra, Chair of the Mahindra Group
  • Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor of California
  • Jayathma Wickramanayake, United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth
  • Michael Bloomberg, UN Special Envoy for Climate Action
  • Minister Xie Zhenhua, Special Representative for Climate Change Affairs of China
  • Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change

Speakers and Delegates

  • Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor of the City of Rotterdam
  • Al Gore, Former U.S. Vice President,
  • Alec Baldwin, Actor and Activist
  • Alexandra Palt, L’Oréal’s Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Andrea Mitchell, NBC News correspondent and host of the Andrea Mitchell Reports
  • Anne Hidalgo, C40 Chair and Mayor of Paris
  • Aristóteles Sandoval, Constitutional Governor of the State of Jalisco
  • Bernard Tyson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente
  • The Honorable Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica
  • Catherine McKenna, Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change
  • Dave Matthews, Musician
  • Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton, Alberta
  • Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles
  • Governor Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval Diaz of Jalisco in Mexico
  • Jane Goodall, World-renowned chimpanzee expert
  • Janos Ader, President of the Republic of Hungary
  • Jennifer Granholm, Former Governor of Michigan
  • Johan Rockström, Leading planetary boundary scientist
  • John Kerry, Former U.S. Secretary of State
  • John Kilroy, CEO Kilroy Realty
  • Kevin Cleary, CEO of Clif Bar and Company
  • Lesley Griffiths, Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Wales
  • London Breed, Mayor of San Francisco
  • Mae Jemison, Astronaut
  • Mahendra Singhi, CEO of Dalmia Cement
  • Manuel de Araujo, Mayor of Quelimane in Mozambique
  • Marc Benioff, Chairman and co-CEO of Salesforce
  • The Rt Hon Mark Field MP, Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific, The Foreign & Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom
  • Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados
  • Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy
  • Nicholas Stern, Baron Stern of Brentford, Economist and Academic
  • Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever
  • Governor Phil Murphy, State of New Jersey
  • President Hilda Heine of Marshall Islands
  • Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama of Fiji
  • Ray Mabus, Former Secretary of the Navy
  • Regine Amougou Noma, Mayor of the Yaounde IV Subdivisional Council in Cameroon
  • Governor Ricardo Rosselló, Puerto Rico
  • Rocky Dawuni, Musician
  • Stientje van Veldhoven, State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management, The Netherlands
  • Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston
  • Tanya Müller García, Secretary of Environment of Mexico City
  • Tião Viana, Governor of Acre in Brazil
  • Winfried Kretschmann, Minister President of the state of Baden-Württemberg
  • Zandile Gumede, Mayor of Durban

 Civil Society Leaders

  • Christiana Figueres, Mission 2020 Convenor and former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • Emily Kirsch, Founder and CEO of Powerhouse
  • Kevin Johnson, CEO of Starbucks
  • M. Sanjayan, Conservation International CEO
  • Richard Trumka, President of AFL-CIO
  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
  • Sheela Patel, the Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Center Founding Director
  • Tom Steyer, NextGen America Founder and President
  • Van Jones, News Commentator and Founder of Dream Corps
  • Vien Truong, Green for All CEO
  • Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International