Tropical States Forge a Path for Climate

Tropical states and provinces gathered in Rio Branco, Brazil on August 11th to commit to reduce deforestation 80% by 2020. The agreement could ultimately result in 3.8 billion tons of avoided CO2 emissions; for reference, California’s current commitments under AB32 will avoid an estimated 80 million tons of CO2 emissions by 2020. The states who signed the Rio […]

California and Mexico to Collaborate on Climate, Forests

Governor Brown gave a lift to global efforts to combat deforestation on Monday when he signed an historic agreement with the Mexico Forestry Commission and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources to collaboratively address climate change. The Memorandum of Understanding encourages partners to work together on reducing emissions from deforestation, along with renewable energy […]

California Pursuing Closer Climate Collaboration with Mexico

This Sunday, July 27, California Governor Jerry Brown will begin a trade mission to Mexico, emphasizing international cooperation in combatting global climate change. The goal of the trip is to boost bilateral trade and environmental protection, and it will provide the governor and other participants an opportunity to discuss how California might play a role in […]

Take the Governor’s Climate Science pledge

Take the Governor’s Climate Science pledge Take action to reduce California’s impact on tropical deforestation and use the cap-and-trade program to protect global forests and stop the 15% of global emissions that result from the destruction and degradation of forests. Support California’s tropical forest sectoral crediting actions through their partnerships and linking more partners to […]