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Global Climate Action Summit - Invitation to Landmark meeting for high level officials

From: domainremoved <Diane>
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2018 23:11:56 +0000

Dear Mayor Ohtaki and Council Members,
I’d like to alert you to a very exciting opportunity to participate in the invitation-only Global Climate Action Summit<https://globalclimateactionsummit.org/> in San Francisco on September 12-14. Cities that have signed onto the Global Covenant of Mayor’s (see here<https://www.globalcovenantofmayors.org/press/join-one-planet-charter-lets-step-climate-action-2018/>), or made formal commitments<https://www.c40.org/other/cities-urged-to-step-up-climate-action-and-ambition-ahead-of-global-climate-action-summit> such as a pledge to use 100% Renewable Power, as Menlo Park has done (Thank you!!), are warmly encouraged to attend this landmark summit. The event will include city-specific sessions and plenaries with heads of state and other international dignitaries.

This opportunity is only open to City Mayors or very senior city officials in the Mayor’s stead. Could you please let me know if you are interested in representing Menlo Park at the Global Climate Action Summit? Each invitation needs to be approved through Governor Brown’s office; we are happy to help facilitate that to ensure that the City of Menlo Park can participate.

Please find more information about the summit below, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions to me or conference partners listed below. Also if there is interest in pursuing additional commitments prior to the Summit, Menlo Spark and city partners listed below are happy to assist with those efforts.

Warm regards,
Diane Bailey

Diane Bailey | Executive Director
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About the Global Climate Action Summit
The 2018 Global Climate Action Summit, hosted in San Francisco September 12 to 14, will bring together state and local governments, business, and citizens from around the world to showcase climate action taking place, thereby demonstrating how the tide has turned in the race against climate change and inspiring deeper national commitments in support of the Paris Agreement.

To keep warming well below 2 degrees C, and ideally pursue 1.5 degrees C—temperatures that could lead to catastrophic consequences—worldwide emissions must start trending down in short future.

The Summit will showcase climate action around the world, along with bold new commitments, to give world leaders the confidence they can go even further by 2020.

The Summit’s five headline challenge areas are Healthy Energy Systems; Inclusive Economic Growth; Sustainable Communities; Land Stewardship and Transformative Climate Investments

A series of reports are set to be launched over the coming months and at the Summit underlining the contribution of states and regions, cities, businesses, investors and civil society, also known as “non-party stakeholders” to national and international efforts to address climate change.

Many partners are supporting the Summit and the mobilization in advance including Climate Group; the Global Covenant of Mayors; the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group; BSR; We Mean Business; Ceres, CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project; the World Wide Fund for Nature; and Mission 2020

For more information on the Summit visit globalclimateactionsummit.org/<https://globalclimateactionsummit.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e32e1c0ec273dcdeb361f5f9d&id=e3a7126a26&e=76ce27e082>. #StepUp2018

Additional Contacts Available for Assistance:
Laura Jay
Deputy Regional Director for North America &
Head of the New York Office
M +1 646-589-4680<tel:1%20646-589-4680>
E ljay_at_(domainremoved)

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Ilona Rayan, North America Team Coordinator
Phone +1 646 385 0139
Email irayan_at_(domainremoved)


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