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US Climate Action Week April 19-23

What happened during US Climate Action Week?

20 April 2021, 0:38 BST 4 min read

Lead up

  • Businesses, universities, hospitals, scientists, activists, and others declared their support for an ambitious NDC, aggregated on the America Is All In website
  • Citigroup commits $1 trillion to sustainable finance by 2030 (April 16)
  • Apple launches a $200 million fund with Conservation International and Goldman Sachs that aims to remove at least 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually from the atmosphere. (April 15)
  • The Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley releases a new report showing that, with the right policy, it is technically and economically feasible for all new car and truck sales to be electric by 2035 (April 15)
  • Chair of C40 unveils 125 more commitments of cities to net-zero by 2050. 700 cities in total are now committed to halving emissions within the next decade and reaching net-zero by 2050 (April 16) 
  • Investors managing $11 trillion have called on the world’s biggest banks to phase out financing of fossil-fuel companies and throw their weight behind the goals of the Paris climate agreement. (April 18)

Monday, April 19

Tuesday, April 20

Wednesday, April 21

Thursday, April 22 

Friday, April 23