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.
The announcement came on the eve of the scheduled summit in the northern German city by G20, which includes major economies of the world.
A preview of his address was provided to the newspaper by Brown’s aides, who said he will invite “entrepreneurs, singers, musicians, mathematicians, professors” and other to a September 2018 conference in San Francisco. In a statement on Thursday, Brown’s office said California would convene representatives from subnational governments, businesses, investors and civil society at the summit.
“She will say that we don’t see any need for renegotiation – we support the Paris Agreement because it delivers”, they said. “We have to do something and we can do it”. Jerry Brown told an worldwide audience Thursday the president “doesn’t speak for the rest of us” and unveiled plans for a global environmental summit in San Francisco next year.
Mrs May said she hopes Mr Trump will take the USA back into the Paris Agreement.
Yet, back in Sacramento, Brown is struggling to reauthorize California’s cap-and-trade program, the cornerstone of the state’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
“Despite rejection in Washington, California is all in”, Brown said earlier this week.
“The Hampshire Council of Governments (HCG) unanimously voted to join a national movement and sign the “We Are Still In” Paris Agreement open letter to the worldwide community”.
All G20 countries except the US agree that the Paris climate accord is “irreversible”, and they “reiterate the importance” of meeting their national commitments to it, according to a draft of the joint statement today. Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León has also been a key partner and recently joined other state senators to urge the governor to host the summit.
“Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and it is one we can prevent if we act now”.