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California Governor Jerry Brown and Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon to Speak at U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit in Los Angeles This Week

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Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced that California Governor Jerry Brown and Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León will speak at the U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit in Los Angeles September 15-16, 2015. The Summit, hosted by Mayor Garcetti and the City of Los Angeles, is the first official convening of U.S. and Chinese state and local leaders on climate change under the Climate Change Working Group and represents a key opportunity to galvanize climate action before December’s United Nations climate conference in Paris.

“As California faces its fourth year of drought and as devastating wildfires tear across our state, there’s no denying that the impacts of global climate change are real – and that we’re feeling them most strongly at the subnational level,” said Sen. de León. “California is continually pursuing aggressive policies to lower greenhouse gas emissions, and it’s critically important that mayors and governors from around the world join us in this push to build healthier, more livable communities for our children and grandchildren.”

During the Summit, leading state and local officials from the U.S. and China will make new climate commitments and agreements and share best practices in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight global climate change. Outcomes from the Summit will be discussed at the State Visit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, DC the following week.

Media interested in attending the Summit must RSVP to Kristen Caloca at KCaloca@mercuryllc.com

EVENT #1

WHO: California Governor Jerry Brown

WHAT: Keynote Remarks At Opening Plenary Session

WHEN: Tuesday, September 15, 2015

9:00 AM PT

WHERE: JW Marriott LA Live

900 W. Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015

EVENT #2

WHO: Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León

WHAT: Keynote Remarks At Low-Carbon Energy Breakout Session

WHEN: Wednesday, September 16, 2015

2:00 PM PT

WHERE: JW Marriott LA Live

900 W. Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015

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