Momentum Grows Worldwide for Increased Climate Action !

Positive Decisions, Commitments and Actions Give Us Renewed Hope for 2018

As 2017 came to an end, we were musing on all that has happened globally on Climate Change. We admit we were a bit discouraged and angry as the current administration had taken a series of actions to back away from global commitments and important positive actions that had occurred during the Obama Administration.
Reflecting our mood of the moment, we wrote that "We are Enraged about the Federal Government's Bizarre Actions on Climate Change!"
Click here to read our thoughts on this, along with Trump's earlier actions (opens in a new window).

COP23 Conference in Bonn, Germany
But then we remembered about all of the positive decisions, commitments, and actions that emerged as delegates from every country on the planet gathered in Bonn, Germany on November 6 - 17, 2017, for the 23rd Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23). This conference initiated the implementation phase of the Paris Climate Agreement, and included commitments by the participants for investments, coordination efforts, corporate emissions cuts, and government ratifications.

Click here to read more about the Conference.

Click here to read about the major events leading up to the Paris Agreement.

North America Climate Summit
Then, on December 4 - 6, 2017, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel hosted the North American Climate Summit, with Mayors from the US, Canada, and Mexico in support of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.

We learned that mayors of cities throughout North America are taking action to articulate commitments to the Paris Agreement and highlight the scope and scale of city climate action. The summit ended with the signing of the Chicago Climate Charter.
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One Planet Summit
Soon thereafter, on December 12, 2017, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted more than 50 world leaders for the
One Planet Summit to advance his "Make our Planet Great Again" agenda.

During the Summit, 12 One Planet Commitments (financial pledges) were made. In addition, 20 'Projects for our Planet' were showcased, each one exemplifying that concrete local and global solutions exist that can be replicated, enlarged, and expanded wherever possible.
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Our Hope is Revived
With so much determination, creative and positive energy, pledges of financial investment, strong leadership, grassroots action, enthusiasm, fervor, and vigor from across the planet, we find ourselves re-energized and pleased to be looking to 2018 with much greater hope than we had just a few months ago.

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