"Whether we travel by auto, bus, or boat the need to move to zero-emission transportation is urgent", Brown said in a statement.
However, "some folks in the USA are not as eager because they don't feel it directly unless they're right next to drought or fire or floods or hurricanes or things like that", the young American scholar expressed her concern.
Separately, when a reporter on Thursday morning asked Brown how he feels President Trump will feel about climate change and the environment, Brown quipped that he thinks Trump will be remembered as a "liar, criminal, fool".
ChargePoint President and CEO Pasquale Romano said in a press conference that the company had done the math, and the commitment meant the company was "going to grow in line with the adoption rate of EVS". He said it reminded him of people "who want to build a wall along the Mexican border to keep people out from a country we go to for vacations".
"And that's what this Global Climate Action Summit is all about".
Scientists have said climate change will likely increase the intensity and frequency of such extreme weather and bring about more natural disasters.
It's a public-private partnership between the governor's California Air Resources Board and a San Francisco-based commercial satellite company.
"We are seeing businesses lead the way, we are seeing investors lead the way, we are seeing cities and counties and all kinds of civic organizations leading the way", he said.
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Tokyo, Seoul and Rotterdam, meanwhile, joined Paris, London, Barcelona and Mexico City in vowing to run only electric buses by 2025. "We are building a thriving, innovative economy that combats climate change and embraces a zero-emission future".
"While Donald Trump may have pulled out of the climate agreement, the American people have not", former Secretary of State John Kerry said opening the second day of the Global Climate Action Summit.
To keep from hitting that 2 degree mark, the world has to cut its expected annual emissions by almost 15 billion tons of carbon dioxide equivalent by 2030, including what's pledged in the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
The legislation also marks the latest conflict between California and President Trump, with the state repeatedly defying the administration's policies on everything from energy to civil rights to immigration.
Summit organizers say they are unaware of any USA federal officials attending. "Great countries honor their worldwide agreements". Conceived as an effort to preserve and promote that momentum, the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and his subsequent decision, fulfilling a campaign promise, to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, gave the summit yet another goal.
The summit came with 2018 on pace to be the fourth hottest year on record globally.
The Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC), representing the states of California, Oregon, Washington, the Canadian province of British Columbia and the cities of Los Angeles, Oakland San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, renewed its commitment to working together against climate change and towards a growing renewable energy economy.
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He is a former chairman of China's sovereign wealth fund, the China Investment Corp. China had already vowed to retaliate if the USA imposed further tariffs.