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Declaration recognizes the central role of cities, states and provinces in the implementation of last year’s U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change.
LOS ANGELES – Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Governor Jerry Brown today joined mayors and governors from across the U.S. and China to sign the U.S.-China Climate Leaders Declaration. The Declaration affirms commitments by cities, states, and provinces to meet emissions targets that exceed national goals established by their respective countries and sets ambitious, verifiable actions to combat climate change while supporting and expanding bilateral cooperation and dialogue
“As home to over half the world's population that's responsible for 70% of the planet's greenhouse gas emissions, cities are ground zero in the fight against climate change” said Mayor Garcetti. “With this Declaration, we are turning ambitious promises into tangible and specific progress — progress that not only meets national emissions goals, but surpasses them. As mayors, it's our mandate to create more livable cities, but it's our calling to create a more livable world.”