Sturgeon signs Scotland-California climate-change deal with US governor

Sturgeon with California Governor Edmund Brown
Sturgeon seals the green deal with California Governor Edmund Brown in Sacramento.

A joint agreement committing the Scottish Government and the Government of California to work together to tackle climate change has been signed in the USA.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon met the Governor of California Edmund Brown to discuss how the two administrations can work together to achieve the ambitions set out in the Under2 MoU, and provide a model for other governments to follow.

They also discussed the importance of offshore wind in tackling climate change and considered how the two governments could share knowledge and best practice in developing this technology.

The Scottish Government signalled its continued commitment to the Under2 MoU, which makes a number of key commitments towards reducing emissions. It committed to pressing ahead with plans to both set and deliver ambitious domestic measures to reduce carbon emissions and provide leadership and example in the spirit of the MoU and the historic Paris Agreement.

Sturgeon said: “Scotland is making huge progress in delivering our climate change ambitions, but we are not complacent and there is still much to achieve.

“Today’s meeting strengthened our relationship with the Government of California and I’m confident we can work together to achieve the targets set out by the Under2 MoU.”

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