Gov. Jerry Brown Announcing Plans for Climate Change Summit in California

Demonstrators protest U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to exit the Paris climate change accord
Gov. Jerry Brown Announcing Plans for Climate Change Summit in California
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09 July, 2017

"Yes, I know President Trump is trying to get out of the Paris agreement, but he doesn't speak for the rest of America", Brown will say in the video, the Times reported.

According to Governor Brown's office, the summit meeting will be the first time an American State has hosted an worldwide climate change conference with the direct goal of supporting the Paris Agreement.

In a video posted to YouTube, Brown took on Trump and said he does not speak for and reflect the desires on nearly 70 percent of Americans who want the government to be more "aggressive" in taking on climate change - not roll back protections.

The 2018 climate summit in California will be timed to precede a round of United Nations climate negotiations, and according to the governor's office, it will mark the first time a USA state has hosted an global climate change conference with the direct goal of supporting the Paris Agreement.

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Brown's invitation to global leaders comes as Trump is set to meet with fellow heads of state at the G-20 meeting. That agreement included pledges by almost 200 nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help poor countries battle climate change by developing clean sources of energy. Climate, particularly in the wake of Trump's announcement that the US would exit the Paris deal, was expected to be at the top of the meeting's agenda. It will feature big-name music acts like Coldplay and Shakira, as well as leaders like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Argentina's President Mauricio Macri.

"Come join us - entrepreneurs, singers, musicians, mathematicians, professors, students - we need people that represent the whole world because this is about the whole world and the people who live here", said Brown, the newly named special advisor for states and regions for the November climate conference in Bonn, Germany.

"It's really good to hear that not all Americans feel the way Trump does about climate change". "If he stays on his present course, California will just redouble its efforts and the people of the world will have to rise up and take action". The summit will "convene the world's climate leaders", including "subnational governments, businesses, investors and civil society", according to a statement provided to BuzzFeed News. A coalition of cities committed to the climate action outlined in Paris - led by Garcetti - has swollen from a few dozen members to 331 in the last few weeks.


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