Application deadline for media credentials to attend the landmark climate event set for Sept. 4
SAN FRANCISCO (Aug. 24)—The Global Climate Action Summit has announced that the deadline to apply for media credentials to attend the Summit and report on its announcements and outcomes is Tuesday, Sept. 4. Taking place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on Sept. 12–14, the Summit is a landmark climate change event set to act as a launchpad for the next level of ambition across the globe.
Key confirmed attendees include former U.S. Vice President Al Gore; actor and activist Alec Baldwin; world-renowned chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall; Mayor of San Francisco London Breed; Chairman and co-CEO of Salesforce Marc Benioff; C40 Chair and Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo; astronaut Mae Jemison; CEO of Starbucks Kevin Johnson; and former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
To register for the Summit, members of the media can fill out the application form here.
The Summit will celebrate the extraordinary achievements and wave of momentum underway since the adoption of the historic Paris climate change agreement of 2015. It will underline new and continuing efforts across the Summit’s five challenge areas of energy, economic growth, sustainable communities, land and ocean stewardship, and climate investments toward the next milestone of “peaking” pollution worldwide by 2020 as a prelude to decarbonizing the global economy. For the Summit agenda, please visit here.
All media who wish to attend the Summit are required to fill out an online credentials application. Media credentials for this event are limited, and an application does not guarantee access to the Summit. Those submitting applications after the Sept. 4 deadline will not be able to gain access to San Francisco’s Moscone Center, where the Summit is to take place.
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About the Global Climate Action Summit
The 2018 Global Climate Action Summit, hosted in San Francisco on Sept. 12–14, will bring together state and local governments, businesses and citizens from around the world to showcase climate action taking place, thereby demonstrating how the tide has turned in the race against climate change and inspiring deeper national commitments in support of the Paris Agreement.
To keep global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius, and ideally pursue 1.5 degrees—temperatures that could lead to catastrophic consequences—worldwide emissions must start trending downward.
The Summit will showcase climate action around the world, along with bold new commitments, to give world leaders the confidence that they can go even further by 2020.
The Summit’s five headline challenge areas are Healthy Energy Systems, Inclusive Economic Growth, Sustainable Communities, Land and Ocean Stewardship, and Transformative Climate Investments.
A series of reports is set to be launched over the coming months and at the Summit, underlining the contribution of states and regions, cities, businesses, investors, and civil society, also known as “non-party stakeholders,” to national and international efforts to address climate change.
Many partners are supporting the Summit, including The Climate Group; the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group; Business for Social Responsibility (BSR); CAN International; Ceres; WWF; and Mission 2020.
For more information on the Summit, visit globalclimateactionsummit.org.