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Global Climate Action Summit

California hosted the Global Climate Action Summit in September 2018, a major international gathering of non-state actors led by Governor Jerry Brown. This high-profile event, based in San Francisco, attracted delegates from all over the globe in the run up to the critical COP 2020 deadline for peak global carbon emissions.

More than 350 affiliate events took place across the city, including many artistic and cultural activities, for example: the Climate Music Project, MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet, DKLA’s 35-ft polar bear made from car hoods, Clifford Ross’s Digital Wave series; and ClimateKeys – who worked in collaboration with M2020 to arrange a series of concerts combining music, speech and conversation about climate change. In addition, the San Francisco Symphony performed Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring in collaboration with the Coal and Ice art installation.