Fiji’s Prime Minister to Join Under2 Coalition Tomorrow in Sacramento at Ceremony with Governors of California, Oregon and Washington, Legislative Leaders


SACRAMENTO – Less than a week after meeting with China’s President in Beijing and hosting Germany’s top environmental official in San Francisco, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will tomorrow welcome the Prime Minister of Fiji – the incoming president of this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23) – to Sacramento to join the Under2 Coalition at a ceremony with two other key coalition members, Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee, as well as Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.

When: Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at approx. 12:00 p.m.
Where: Executive Mansion, 1526 H St, Sacramento, CA 95814

**NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media only. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to by 9:00 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

The Under2 Coalition is an international pact among cities, states and countries committed to limiting the increase in global average temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius, the level of potentially catastrophic consequences by either reducing their greenhouse gas emissions from 80 percent to 95 percent below 1990 levels or limit emissions to less than 2 annual metric tons per capita by 2050. The coalition was formed in 2015 by the states of California and Baden-Württemberg, Germany to mobilize and galvanize bold climate action from like-minded city, state and regional governments around the globe in the lead up to COP21. While the majority of Under2 Coalition members represent subnational jurisdictions, with the addition Fiji tomorrow, a total of 15 nations will now be part of the global pact. In April, Sweden, Mexico and Canada became members and Denmark joined earlier this month at a ceremony in Beijing.