The Global Climate Action Summit currently being held in San Francisco, within the state of California in the United States of America was formally opened this morning at the Moscone Convention Centre, by the Governor of California, Mr Jerry Brown.
Vanuatu Is being represented by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Trade, industries and Cooperatives Bob Loughman.
The California Global Climate Action Summit is being held with the specific of objective of getting individual nations around the globe both big and small, to develop ambition to an increased momentum towards achieving their respective Paris Declaration which is to limit global temperatures increases to well below 2towards lowering climate warming by 2 degrees celsius by 2025 while pursing efforts to limit their respective increases to 1.5 degrees Celsius
World Leaders from both Government, Non-Government organizations, Private sector organizations including non-profit private sector organizations the world over, converge on San Francisco this week to dialogue on how they are addressing their Climate-Action initiatives and how they can all continue to build a global momentum towards achieving the targets.
Today, Saturday 15 September 2018, DPM Loughman will be speaking at the Global Summit on behalf of Vanuatu’s and other small island states vulnerability to climate change and disasters.
Loughman will urge all countries big and small, including all cities to remain vigilant and committed towards achieving their Paris Agreement on climate change.
In terms of funding to support our concerted efforts DPM Loughman will be urging the rich countries to continue to support small island countries states with funding and through appropriate technologies to enable our adaptation and to be resilient to the impacts of climate change.
DPM Loughman’s Speech at the San Francisco Global Climate Summit on Friday 4pm can be watched in Vanuatu live on Saturday 15 September 2018 at 10am (Vanuatu Time) on the following link https://www.globalclimateactionsummit.org/live/