California’s Governor Announces Coalition to Fight Climate Change, Promote Clean Energy

GetSolar Staff. Wednesday, November 17th 2010 18:21

Yesterday, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the creation of a public-private alliance that endeavors to both address climate change concerns and built the global green economy. The R20, Regions of Climate Action, is a brainchild of the governor.

The R20’s mission is to develop and execute low-carbon and green energy projects through the cooperation of subnational governments from around the world. Through international geopolitical collaboration, the R20 will work to expedite actions in energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean energy, according to the governor’s office.

Commenting on the imitative, Governor Schwarzenegger expressed the importance of the group’s work, telling reporters that there is no time to “wait for national and international movement” on instituting green initiatives. Schwarzenegger affirmed that the role of “subnational governments is more important than ever. California, Schwarzenegger declared, “has shown that state and regional governments can institute” policies that bring about breakthroughs in energy independence and efficiency.

The R20 is a coalition of nations from both developed and developing nations, private institutions and international organizations. The conference in California brought together over 1,500 participants from more than 80 states, provinces and countries.

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