"That is why we're having the Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, September 2018".
In a pre-recorded video message airing at the Global Citizen Festival, a kick-off event on the eve of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, Brown said the September 2018 conference will bring together "entrepreneurs, singers, musicians, mathematicians, professors, students" and others from across the globe to "join together to combat the existential threat of climate change". "We in California and in States all across America believe it's time to act", the Governor added.
Today's announcement is the product of months of discussions between the Governor and Christiana Figueres, who, following the conclusion of the successful UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, encouraged the Governor to host a summit in 2018 in California to drive further climate action.
Since Trump's Paris Agreement announcement on June 1, dozens of mayors and 13 governors have bucked the White House and said they intend to meet the agreement's goals anyway.
"President Trump is trying to get out of the Paris Agreement, but he doesn't speak for the rest of America", Brown said about the USA president's withdrawal from the global agreement on climate change in early June, adding that "we in California and in states all across America believe it's time to act, it's time to join together and that's why at this Climate Action Summit we're going to get it done".
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"This agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States", the president said at the time.
"We remain committed to environmental sustainability, which is one of our four top priorities", said Mayor Ken Rosenberg. "If he stays on his present course, California will just redouble its efforts and the people of the world will have to rise up and take action".
"Donald Trump has absolutely chosen the wrong course".
Brown recently traveled to China as America's unofficial climate ambassador, and he met at the governor's mansion with Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, who served as president of this year's United Nations conference on climate change. "I would even say this is an insane move".
Brown has lobbied participants of this week's G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, to reaffirm their support for the implementation of the Paris Agreement, according to his statement. At the state Capitol, he is in the middle of hard negotiations with the Democratic-dominated Legislature to extend the cap and trade system, which is seen as central to meeting the state's ambitious greenhouse-gas reduction goals.