Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete will attend the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) taking place in San Francisco, California, on 12-14 September.
The summit brings together representatives of national, regional and local governments and of cities, business, industry, academia and civil society – intending to take global climate ambition “to the next level”.
Organised by the Governor of California, Jerry Brown, the summit will highlight the central role of non-state actors in climate action. The participants will seek to raise the commitment and ambition of all parties to the Paris Agreement, ahead of the UN climate summit (COP24) in Katowice in December.
Commissioner Arias Cañete will address the opening session on 13 September, stressing the need to see climate action as a central element for the modernisation of the European economy and industry. He will also participate in a number of affiliated events and hold meetings with ministerial counterparts and stakeholder groups.