Governor Brown to Sign Landmark Global Climate Change Agreement Tomorrow


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will convene government leaders from around the world to sign a landmark climate change agreement tomorrow in Sacramento.

When: Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at approx. 11:45 a.m. Reporters must check in at 11:15 a.m.
Where: Leland Stanford Mansion, 800 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

**NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media only.

Last month, Governor Brown issued an executive order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in California to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. Since taking office, Governor Brown has forged international agreements to combat climate change with leaders from Mexico, China, North America, Japan, Israel and Peru and also issued a groundbreaking call to action with hundreds of world-renowned researchers and scientists – called the consensus statement.

In his inaugural address earlier this year, Governor Brown announced that within the next 15 years, California will increase from one-third to 50 percent our electricity derived from renewable sources; reduce today’s petroleum use in cars and trucks by up to 50 percent; double the efficiency savings from existing buildings and make heating fuels cleaner; reduce the release of methane, black carbon and other potent pollutants across industries; and manage farm and rangelands, forests and wetlands so they can store carbon. The impacts of climate change are already being felt in California and will disproportionately impact the state’s most vulnerable populations.