What is the Global Climate Action Summit?

On September 12-14, 2018 in San Francisco, CA, the Global Climate Action Summit will bring leaders together from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level.”

It will be a moment to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors, and citizens with respect to climate action. It will also be a launchpad for deeper global commitments and accelerated action from countries—supported by all sectors of society—that can put the world on track to prevent dangerous climate change and realize the ambitions of the historic Paris Agreement.

Why and how can my company participate?

The private sector has a significant role to play in ratcheting up ambition, which can lead directly to reduced risk of climate disruption, as well as more resilient enterprises. In addition, this sends a powerful signal to peers and national governments that emissions reductions can be achieved with innovative and replicable solutions and that policy frameworks can create the right incentives for action. Now is the time for companies to demonstrate a leadership on climate.

There are many ways businesses can engage, and we are encouraging our members to join us in supporting the Summit, by making a new commitment, participating directly, or attending a side event.

What is the Summit programming?

The Summit is organized around five challenge areas, each spearheaded by a different organization on the Advisory Committee, which coordinates with the six Summit Co-Chairs.

Challenge Areas


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September 10-14, 2018

San Francisco, CA


Healthy Energy Systems


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Inclusive Economic Growth


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Sustainable Communities


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Land and Ocean Stewardship


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Transformative Climate Investments

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