Global Climate Action Summit

September 12-14, 2018
San Francisco, CA

About the summit

The Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco 2018, showcased a surge of climate action and commitments from regions, cities, businesses, investors and civil society; and called on governments everywhere to step up their efforts to fight climate.

Leaders from all sectors of society gathered at the event to demonstrate how they are 'taking ambition to the next level' with a wave of fresh and brave climate action announcements that, if implemented, will generate over 65 million new, low-carbon jobs by 2030.

The Summit, which was dubbed 'the biggest moment on climate action since the Paris Agreement,' highlighted progress being made around the five GCAS 'challenge areas': Healthy Energy Systems, Inclusive Economic Growth, Land and Ocean Stewardship, Sustainable Communities and Transformative Investments.

Key commitments under these five areas were presented at the end of the Global Climate Action Summit as part of a landmark Call to Action and, subsequently, were uploaded to the Global Climate Action portal, which therefore now serves as the legacy tool for the Summit.

The Summit culminated in a landmark Call to Action, which was presented to UN Climate Change's Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa, as an encouragement to governments worldwide to step up their actions

The Global Climate Action Portal is on the process of incorporating the commitments and actions from the Global Climate Action Summit announcements. In the meantime, you can view the final list of announcements here.