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18 Nov 2016

Germany and California vow to expand cooperation on climate protection

California Environmental Protection Agency

Germany and California have agreed to ramp up their cooperation and commitment to reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement and limiting the effects of global warming, the California Environmental Protection Agency said in a press release. Germany’s State Secretary for Environment Jochen Flasbarth and California’s Secretary for Environmental Protection Matthew Rodriguez discussed at the UN’s COP22 in Morocco “how solutions to climate change, like investing in renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate smart technology, will help grow our economies and create jobs”. The secretaries also agreed on supporting the work of the Under2 Coalition on Subnational Global Climate Leadership, a “pact of 165 cities, states and countries” formed in 2015 by California and the German state of Baden-Württemberg “to mobilise bold climate action” around the globe.

Read the press release in English here.

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