Home » Business and Investment News » Government » California’s Gov. Brown Meets with Ola Elvestuen, Climate Leaders Ahead of Global Action Summit
< Back to all news

California’s Gov. Brown Meets with Ola Elvestuen, Climate Leaders Ahead of Global Action Summit

Business

Category: Government

California Gov. Jerry Brown met with international climate leaders, including fellow summit co-chair, China’s Special Representative for Climate Change Minister Xie Zhenhua, on Tuesday – the eve of the Global Climate Action Summit – and highlighted the importance of California’s landmark cap-and-trade program in keynote remarks at an event co-hosted by the by the European Commission, Government of Canada and state of California.

“This is a global challenge that requires a global response with many, many elements. And one of those elements is carbon pricing. Carbon pricing is an elegant pathway that produces real results, both in reduced emissions and in increased revenues to be directed at a more environmentally friendly economy,” said Gov. Brown during his keynote remarks at the Carbon Pricing Delivering Climate Ambition event. “You have to be warriors and innovators and missionaries to keep at it. Climate change, global warming waits for no one.”

Tuesday’s event brought together senior government officials, business leaders and academics from around the world to discuss the key aspects of carbon pricing, which continues to gain momentum as an important tool for addressing climate change.

Additionally on Tuesday, Gov. Brown met with Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force members from Acre, Brazil; San Martin and Ucayali, Peru; North Kalimantan, Indonesia; Caqueta, Colombia; and Pastaza, Ecuador, as well as Norway’s Minister of the Environment Ola Elvestuen.

Source: Lake County News

Published: September 12, 2018

Archive