Climate Change

Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow. To address climate change, countries adopted the Paris Agreement in December 2015. In the agreement, all countries agreed to work to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius. You can learn more about the agreement here.


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Climate Initiatives

Global Climate Action Summit – Partnering with UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change and UNFCCC’s Patricia Espinosa, Governor of California Jerry Brown and New York Governor Michael Bloomberg will host a summit to take place in September 2018, focusing on state level support for the Paris Agreement.

C40 Cities – The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group connects more than 90 of the world’s cities, representing over 650 million people and one quarter of the global economy. Created and led by cities, C40 is focused on tackling climate change and driving urban action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing the health, wellbeing and economic opportunities of urban citizens.

Climate Action 100+ –  A five-year initiative led by investors to engage with the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters to improve governance on climate change, curb emissions and strengthen climate-related financial disclosures. To date, 225 investors with more than USD $26.3 trillion in assets under management have signed on to the initiative.