"We are trying to recreate the kind of impulse, the kind of energy the kind of enthusiasm that gave governments the confidence to take the Paris Agreement over the line but this time in the context of what we have to do by 2020", said Nick Nuttall, director communications, Global Climate Action Summit.
Some of the activists came as far away as North Dakota, Brazil and the Amazon.
The nonprofit groups Consumer Watchdog and Food & Water Watch earlier this week aired a 30-second television advertisement featuring a 9-year old girl chastising Brown for not blocking oil drilling near homes.
The climate action summit's two-day high-level plenary session, with its focus on the launch of the Exponential Climate Action Roadmap, to move from incremental to exponential action, began on Thursday. Jerry Brown (D) said Friday. "Keeping fossil fuels in the ground will", Salazar-Lopez said.
"Cap and trade hurts communities in places like Richmond, who will get the brunt of the excessive emissions that that scheme allows", Robinson said.
Gore said it's difficult to deny that climate change is causing more severe weather but that "It's a little harder to deny the 3,000 deaths from the hurricane in Puerto Rico". He has also said that fossil fuel use and production should be phased out slowly. "Pick your choice." Brown added that reducing coal regulations and subsidizing it, as well as reducing California vehicle standards, are major assaults on the well-being of people in the state and in the world.
"But everyone here is saying (the opposite), like the mayors, the governors and the City Council. They just like us to go a little faster and we would like to go a little faster ourselves". "And therefore, we are taking action". "Despite the lack of leadership from Washington, it's really about action".
"We have shut this summit down from the outside", demonstrator Dallas Goldtooth of the Indigenous Environmental Network told the crowd. Cities, states, investors, and businesses are all in.
Apart from the climate front, governments across the world have also been criticizing the Trump administration for withdrawing the usa from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and for threatening to punish foreign governments that don't cut imports of Iranian oil to "zero" by Nov 4.
"It's not much", she said. This was billed as a success story by the two leaders, and the report also contained a roadmap to getting the U.S. much closer to its Paris goal.
Hsu also looked at pledges made in 2002 in a South Africa conference and found that 65 percent of the pledges had no records showing they were acted upon.
"This bill shows once again that California's environmental exceptionalism is leading the way for the nation and the world", said Assemblywoman Gonzalez Fletcher, a co-author of the bill.
"This is sort of the real economy speaking for itself", Figueres said.
By the time the curtain raised on the summit, Gov.
In a speech, he called the conference a way to broadcast that the U.S.is still committed to fighting global warming.
The summit brought together local, regional and national governments from countries throughout the world - along with business and industry leaders. "Everyone is acting on climate change not only because it is the right thing to do but also because there's a huge economic opportunity".