Protests Disrupt Global Climate Action Summit

US President Donald Trump looks up during a meeting at the White House in Washington US

Together the cities include about 54 million people.

The star-studded conference included a rousing call to action by Harrison Ford, who implored the audience to protect forests, fisheries and other natural wonders.

At a signing ceremony in the state capital Sacramento, Mr Brown vowed to meet the terms of the Paris agreement and to "continue down that path to transition our economy to zero carbon emissions".

"This is the climate action summit, emphasis on the action", Purvis said.

Members of the group 1000 Grandmothers protest outside the Moscone Center in San Francisco where the Global Climate Action Summit is being held, on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Going green is a must. He said he was willing to negotiate a new climate change agreement.

Giuseppe Sala, the mayor of Milan, Italy, talked up plans to reduce waste from food and other sources.

"But really a lot of actions are happening at the local level, and so I think it's really important at all levels and at the very least mayors and governors are doing their job".

Apart from the climate front, governments across the world have also been criticizing the Trump administration for withdrawing the United States 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.

In closing remarks, United Nations climate chief Patricia Espinosa also called for a new era of climate diplomacy that includes not just national governments but also cities and regional bodies as well as industries - an approach she dubbed "inclusive multilateralism".

In a speech, he called the conference a way to broadcast that the U.S.is still committed to fighting global warming.

The three-day GCAS attracted more than 4,500 representatives from leaders of governments and businesses, regions, cities, investors and civil organizations on topics of climate change that impacts hugely on the future of both the globe and human existence.

She shrugged off U.S. President Donald Trump's contentious policy on climate change and global warming, as the U.S. administration decided previous year to pull out of the landmark Paris Agreement that committed all states across the globe to take joint actions on climate challenge.

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Xie reaffirmed China's commitment to the goal set forth in the Paris Agreement by making tangible contributions to the global fight against climate change.

Bloomberg and Brown, a Democrat, said they calculate the country is within striking distance of the reduction in greenhouse gases previously promised by the U.S.

Trump announced previous year that he was withdrawing from the l climate accord.

His administration is also seeking to boost methane emissions and roll back California's strict vehicle emissions standards.

In response to a question Thursday at a news briefing, Brown said Trump will likely be remembered poorly when it comes to the environment.

"To me, Gov. Brown is a climate hero", said Todd Stern, the head USA climate negotiator in Paris.

Brown suggested that one of the solutions to climate change is to develop the new economy.

CEO Marc Benioff announced that Salesforce and 20 technology companies have signed a pact to "decarbonize" by reducing greenhouse gas emissions worldwide through supply chains, regulations and customer efforts.

The governor's office says it will collaborate with Planet Labs, a company that specializes in satellite imaging and manufacturing.

Bloomberg chimed in: "America's a wonderful country".

"We have shut this summit down from the outside", demonstrator Dallas Goldtooth of the Indigenous Environmental Network told the crowd.

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