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Monday, April 3, 2017
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Governor Brown Discusses Under2 Climate Coalition with First Minister of Scotland
SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today met with First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon to discuss California and Scotland’s ongoing commitment to fight climate change at the subnational level as part of the Under2 Coalition – the global pact among cities, states and countries to limit the increase in global average temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius, the level of potentially catastrophic consequences.
The Under2 Coalition, the collective of governments who have signed or endorsed the Under2 MOU, has now grown to 167 jurisdictions representing more than one billion people and $25.9 trillion in combined GDP – more than one-third of the global economy. The coalition was formed in 2015 by the states of California and Baden-Württemberg, Germany to mobilize and galvanize bold climate action from like-minded city, state and regional governments around the globe. Coalition members pledge to limit greenhouse gas emissions to 2 tons per capita or 80-95 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. Scotland signed the Under2 MOU in July 2015.
Today, Governor Brown and First Minister Sturgeon also signed a letter of cooperation to support Under2 Coalition members in sharing best practices to reduce greenhouse gases, long-term decarbonization planning and other areas.
Image: Governor Brown and First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon sign letter of cooperation