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Peru to participate at climate change summit in California


14:38 | Lima, Sep. 11.

Environment Minister Fabiola Muñoz will represent Peru at Global Climate Action Summit 2018 —set to be held September 12-14 in the U.S. city of San Francisco, California.

Organized by the State of California, the event will bring together national and sub-national governments, as well as business and civil society to showcase climate action around the world, along with new commitments.

Actions in the fight against climate change are expected to be taken during the summit.


The official's trip was approved by the Presidency of the Peruvian Council of Ministers through Supreme Resolution No. 167-2018-PCM, published Tuesday in the official gazette El Peruano.

Culture Minister Patricia Balbuena will take over the Environment portfolio while Muñoz is absent.

About the Summit 

The Global Climate Action Summit will bring leaders and people together from around the world to "Take Ambition to the Next Level."

It will be a moment to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors, and citizens with respect to climate action.

It will also be a launchpad for deeper worldwide commitments and accelerated action from countries —supported by all sectors of society— that can put the globe on track to prevent dangerous climate change and realize the historic Paris Agreement.

The decarbonization of the global economy is in sight. Transformational changes are happening across the world and across all sectors as a result of technological innovation, new and creative policies, as well as political will at all levels.

States and regions, cities, businesses, and investors are leading the charge on pushing down global emissions by 2020, setting the stage to reach net zero emissions by midcentury. 

Hundreds of affiliate events will take place in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the world during the week of September 10-14, including climate action panels, workshops, tours, exhibits, and other special events.

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Published: 9/11/2018