The remarks echoed a pledge the Governor made almost two years ago at a scientific gathering in the face of potential cuts to federal satellite and climate monitoring programs under President Donald Trump, who is skeptical of climate science.
"The US federal government can drive action all around the entire country, not just state-by-state", Stern said.
That announcement was based on a report written by researchers at the University of Maryland and the Rocky Mountain Institute that found that business, regional and local efforts have taken the USA almost halfway towards meeting its 2025 Paris goal and will carry it two-thirds of the way by 2025 without federal support, according to a GCAS press release.
Global warming is now set to exceed the more ambitious limit of 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7-degree Fahrenheit) called for in the 2015 Paris Agreement to curb climate change, according to a draft United Nations report due for publication in October.
The preview coincides with what has been dubbed "the biggest moment for climate action since the Paris Agreement, ' to highlight progress being made around the five GCAS 'challenge areas": Healthy Energy Systems, Inclusive Economic Growth, Land and Ocean Stewardship, Sustainable Communities and Transformative Investments.
'Brown had tough words for Trump, who yanked the USA out of the landmark Paris Agreement and is trying to rescind California's right to set its own vehicle emissions standard. Cities, states, businesses and charitable foundations are all going to get in the act.
"This bill and the executive order put California on a path to meet the goals of Paris and beyond", said Governor Brown.
It is not enough for cities to rest on past accomplishments.
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Brown and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg released a report this week showing that the voluntary promises made by more than 3,000 cities, states, business and non-profit organizations as part America's Pledge will get the USA less than half the way to the pollution cuts it promised in the Paris agreement.
Electricity grids around the world are also purging fossil-fuel-based energy.
De Blasio was joined in his announcement by Comptroller Scott Stringer and other fund trustees. He said he was willing to negotiate a new climate change agreement.
"It's really important to showcase that the world is moving forward on climate action", McKenna said.
Bloomberg and Brown, a Democrat, said they calculate the country is within striking distance of the reduction in greenhouse gases previously promised by the U.S. It serves to advance California's Renewable Portfolio Standard, a piece of legislation that mandates the state be powered by 50 percent renewables by 2025 and 60 percent by 2030. Governments, businesses and civil society have come together to discuss efforts to reduce carbon emissions and to transition to low carbon economies.
"It is a fact that countries are on different development pathways and so different cities are going to peak emissions.at different times", he said.
The CEO of Salesforce, one of the world's largest online business software companies, urged fellow technology leaders at the conference to help fight climate change.
The company announced a pledge to add 2.5 million charging points to its network within the next seven years on Friday, according to a press release emailed to EcoWatch. All new cars and vans will be effectively zero emission by 2040.
"The fact that China sent a very high-level delegation to California, that was huge", said Angel Hsu, an expert on China's environmental policy at Yale.