New alliances being formed outside governments to fight climate change

Posted by Mike Confino, October 1, 2014

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A day after world leaders gathered for a United Nations Climate Summit in an attempt to garner the political will needed to confront climate change, New York’s Empire State Building played host Wednesday to an alliance of civil society, private sector and diplomatic leaders planning a transition to a carbon-neutral future.

In the absence of strong action by political leaders, many have wondered what can be done outside of governments to stave off the worst effects of global warming.

Participants at the Empire State Building event said new alliances between the private sector and civil society are increasingly taking on that challenge.

via New alliances being formed outside governments to fight climate change | Al Jazeera America.