FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, April 4, 2016
Contact: Governor’s Press Office
Czech Republic Signs California-Led Under 2 MOU Climate Agreement
SAN FRANCISCO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today met with Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Bohuslav Sobotka in San Francisco, where the Czech Republic became the latest signatory to the Under 2 MOU climate agreement – a global pact among cities, states and countries to limit the increase in global average temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius.
Image: Governor Brown meets with Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka
A total of 128 jurisdictions representing 28 countries and six continents have now signed or endorsed the Under 2 MOU. Together, they represent more than 740 million people and $20.7 trillion in GDP, equivalent to more than a quarter of the global economy. Signatories commit to either reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80 to 95 percent below 1990 levels by 2050 or achieving a per capita annual emission target of less than 2 metric tons by 2050.
While the majority of signatories represent cities, states and regions, with today’s announcement, a total of 9 countries have now endorsed the Under 2 MOU. In addition to the Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom have all endorsed the agreement.