California Launches Joint Climate Commitment with States and Provinces from Across the Globe

SACRAMENTO (May 19, 2015) –  Governor Brown, alongside representatives from a dozen states and provinces across the globe, announced a collective commitment to dramatically reduce their combined carbon pollution.  These jurisdictions from North America, South America and Europe have a total population of 100 million residents and a combined economy of four trillion dollars – about the size of Japan’s economy. 

 Below is a statement from Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC):

“As these states and provinces know so well, change begins at home. Regional leadership is an essential ingredient in the global response to climate change. 

 “Today’s announcement will help galvanize the groundswell of climate actions that is growing from every corner of the world. And it will build momentum for more ambitious national commitments at the international climate conference in Paris later this year.”


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