Global Climate Action Summit
The visit culminated in San Francisco, California with the Elders’ participation in the Global Climate Action Summit. This Summit was sponsored by the United Nations and the government of California and partnering environmental NGOs and businesses. Former governors Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg chaired the event, and invited experts in science and technology, business leaders and government representatives. The summit was apparently intended to provide confidence to other nations that the U.S. is committed to addressing and remediating global climate change.
Many side events were organized during the three days including a major Multi-faith Procession at Grace Cathedral. The elders as Indigenous representatives led the procession of faith leaders and had an opportunity to address the audience together with other dignitaries such as Nancy Pelosi, Christiana Figueres (former executive secretary of the UNFCC), Bishop Marc Andrus and others. For details please click here.