WASHINGTON, May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the historic Paris Agreement signing ceremony at the United Nations on April 22, the Climate Action 2016 Summit will convene global leaders from government, business and civil society on May 5-6 in Washington, DC to showcase and discuss actions all sectors are already taking to make the Agreement a success. The national governments that have signed on to the Paris Agreement will need the support of international organizations, the private sector and civil society, and Climate Action 2016 will provide the forum for demonstrating actions currently underway.
WHO: Co-hosted by a broad coalition of partners, the Summit will include dynamic plenary and working sessions with leaders and luminaries who have been at the forefront of the climate battle. In addition to the co-hosts listed below, speakers include: Sen. Ben Cardin, Maryland; Mr. Shaun Donovan, US Head of the Office of Management and Budget; The Honorable Mr. Al Gore, former Vice President, United States; Ms. Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris; Dr. Jonathan Holdren, Director, White House Office of Science & Technology; Mr. Bill Nye, Science Educator; Mr. Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever; and H.E. Ms. Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy & President of COP21. Co-hosts:
- H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
- Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group
- Michael R. Bloomberg, UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change; Founding Partner, Compact of Mayors
- Dr. Naoko Ishii, Chief Executive Officer, Global Environment Facility
- Dr. Judith Rodin, President, Rockefeller Foundation
- Mr. Peter Bakker, Chief Executive Officer, World Business Council on Sustainable Development
- Mr. Nigel Topping, Chief Executive Officer, We Mean Business
- Dr. Wallace Loh, President, University of Maryland
WHAT: A convening of multi-sectoral actors to demonstrate and highlight partnerships for action in the fight against climate change.
WHEN: Thursday, May 5 – Friday, May 6, 2016
WHERE: The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Alongside the Summit, mayors from around the world will participate in a special breakfast briefing on May 5 at 8:00 a.m. in the East Ballroom at The Mayflower Hotel, hosted by C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the Compact of Mayors. Mayors from Paris, Montréal and Atlanta will discuss how cities are implementing climate action following the Paris Agreement, present a new analysis about the barriers cities face in cutting global carbon emissions, and unveil a new joint initiative to help cities overcome those barriers. Press wishing to attend this briefing specifically must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Livestream Climate Action 2016 at http://livestream.com/Climate-Action-2016/live. For the full list of speakers and the Summit agenda go to http://www.climateaction2016.org/#program. Visit Climateaction2016.org for more information, and follow @CA2016Summit and #climateaction on social media May 5-6 to join the conversation!
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