U.S. Climate Alliance joins Canada and Mexico in a new North American Climate Leadership Dialogue

November 13, 2017

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In case you missed it: Gov. Jay Inslee and other members of the U.S. Climate Alliance joined with leaders from Mexico and Canada to create the North American Climate Leadership Dialogue today in Bonn, Germany. This is the first instance of the Alliance working directly with other national governments on climate.

The release from the U.S. Climate Alliance is below. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

U.S. Climate Alliance

November 13, 2017

CONTACT: Ben Rubin | b.rubin@climatenexus.org | 917-749-3694

North American Climate Leaders Statement

Bonn, Germany – November 13, 2017 – Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of 15 U.S. Governors, stand together in a strong commitment to combat climate change and support clean growth across North America. We recognize that a global climate challenge demands working together.

We agreed today to strengthen our climate initiatives through a new North American Climate Leadership Dialogue. We will share progress on these goals at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit to be hosted by California this September.

Leaders decided that the Dialogue will address topics including clean transportation and zero-emission vehicles, vehicle efficiency, clean technology, supporting clean power while reducing reliance on coal-fired electricity, carbon pricing initiatives, and reducing short-lived climate pollutants.

The U.S. Climate Alliance was formed by Governors Jerry Brown, Andrew Cuomo and Jay Inslee in response to the U.S. federal government’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change. The bipartisan coalition of states is committed to the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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