June 4, 2007
B.C. and California sign agreement to fight global warming
B.C. Premier Campbell and Governator Schwarzenegger sign a memorandum of understanding to fight global warming. Click image to enlarge
Vancouver, British Columbia – British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to fight global warming. The agreement outlines key actions that the province and state will take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; the memorandum was signed during Schwarzenegger’s trade mission to Canada, and comes on the heels of a similar agreement signed with Ontario.
The agreement commits British Columbia to adopt California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, which will reduce the carbon content of all transportation fuels sold in California by 10 per cent by 2020.
“Premier Gordon Campbell has reached out to build cross-border relationships, and he has emerged as an important leader in North America who promotes collaboration and cooperation on issues that affect us all,” Schwarzenegger says. “Climate change and ocean health are issues that do not respect borders, and we must foster collaboration among governments, businesses and citizens to address these critical issues.”
Earlier this year, Campbell announced an environmental agenda that also includes building a hydrogen highway, adopting California’s tailpipe emissions standards, and identifying how the provincial government can become carbon-neutral.