The Global Climate Action Summit will take place in San Francisco this September. Mayors, local government officials, businesses, and members of cvil society, will be in attendance with the goal of showcasing climate action around the world and inspiring deeper commitments from each other and national governments.
To ensure those commitments are nothing short of building a 100% renewable energy and fossil free world, 350.org, its global partners, and individuals like you, have planned thousands of rallies and events in cities and towns around the world on September 8th, just ahead of the summit. They are demanding real, meaningful, and just climate action, and every city and local leader has been invited to make a commitment around the summit.
2020 is a threshold for meeting global targets to tackle the climate crisis. But because nations won’t act quickly enough, Rise for Climate is demanding that local leaders to step up and do everything in their power to make a massive shift at the local level.
To find Rise for Climate event near you, or to organize a rally or event in your community, go to RiseForClimate.org.
We’ll get back to The Midterms Minute in the next episode, but I want to close this segment today by reinforcing the obvious point that we MUST elect candidates this November who believe in climate science and are committed to a fossil free future. Go to 350action.org to see the candidates they’ve endorsed and support those candidates through November. Additionally, the Pacific Standard came up with a list of 14 members of congress with poor records on climate in battleground districts. We encourage you to check out that article, share it, and do everything you can to make sure those seats get flipped in the Midterms.
So, if rebuilding community while resisting disaster capitalism is important to you, be sure to hit the share buttons to spread the word about Rise for Climate: A Global Day of Action via social media so that others in your network can spread the word too.
Find a Rise for Climate Event at RiseForClimate.org
Check out 350 Action candidate endorsements
FOR FURTHER READING/SHARING
Why I Rise (350.org)
A Destroyed Planet is Not Our Destiny (350.org)
Saving Earth: Don't Fall Into Climate Change Fatalism (Huffington Post)
Posted August 28, 2018; Written by Best of the Left Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman
Hear the segment in the context of Best of the Left Edition #1205: The multi-front war on the environment and our health