Just Released! Order “Waking Up to Climate Change” by George Ropes, and receive 25% Discount. Learn More

Search
Close this search box.
Search
Close this search box.

HOME          CATEGORIES          OUR TAKE

CLIMATE ACTION 2016 Washington, DC

Since COP21 in Paris last December, many follow-up meetings have convened to ensure that what was agreed to in Paris, is being put into action. One such summit is the Climate Action 2016  scheduled to take place May 5 – 6 in Washington, DC at the Mayflower Hotel. An estimated 700 representatives are expected to attend the summit – key players from government, business, finance, academia, philanthropy, academia and civil society. Speakers and key addresses will be by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Segolene Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy & President of COP21, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group and Michael R. Bloomberg, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change and Founding Partner, Compact of Mayors. Climate Action  2016 will also have several hands-on side events including Companies and Climate Change , MAY 5, 2016, 2:30-5:30, to discuss the Legal Liability and Human Rights Challenges After Paris/COP21. This side event is hosted by The International Bar Association, Washington College of Law’s Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law. Another interesting side event is “Human Rights and Climate Change: What You Need to Know.” Speakers include Greenpeace Litigation Counsel Kristin Casper, David Estrin from the Senior Research Fellow Center for International Governance Innovation, Irit Tamir from Oxfam America. The Moderator for this event is Chris Jochnick, President and CEO of the Landesa group.The Climate Summit is hosted by a group of seven organisations, including the UN and World Bank Group. Last month the World Bank Group announced plans to mobilize more than $40 billion in clean energy and climate-friendly investments by 2020. The group also pledged to put into place several different measures to help developing countries meet their international pledges to curb climate change

Comment on this article

ClimateYou moderates comments to facilitate an informed, substantive, civil conversation. Abusive, profane, self-promotional, misleading, incoherent or off-topic comments will be rejected. Moderators are staffed during regular business hours (New York time) and can only accept comments written in English.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE


More Posts Like This

CITY TECH BLOG

The Intersection of Computer Engineering & Climate Change: Building a Sustainable Future

In the face of mounting environmental challenges, the role of technology, particularly computer engineering, has emerged as a crucial factor in addressing climate change. This essay explores how computer engineering intersects with climate change and how individuals can leverage their careers to make a positive impact on the

CITY TECH BLOG

Climate Rules, Laws Mitigate Droughts & Heatwaves

Climate exchange regulation serves as an essential device in mitigating the detrimental outcomes of world warming, in particular concerning phenomena like droughts and heatwaves. The policies handed via Congress in August 2022 signify a pivotal step in the direction of addressing weather trade within the United States. However,

CITY TECH BLOG

My Take On Climate Change

I haven’t noticed any changes in our climate, maybe because we live in the city and I don’t really travel much. I have noticed that it hardly snows anymore or when it does it’s late in the winter season. We don’t get the snow-white Christmas like we used