Regional govts strengthen green ties
Lower tiers of government in countries are playing an important role in boosting biodiversity, experts said ahead of a United Nations conference aimed at increasing protection for the natural world.
Berkeley’s Environmental Experts Lead Events, Urge Collaboration at UN Climate Change Conference
They met with leaders from all over the world, confronted a bevy of vital issues, and delved into their complexities. But throughout the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt, Berkeley Law’s experts sounded a common theme. “We must work together to confront this crisis,” said Mary Nichols, vice chair of the school’s California-China Climate Institute.
The U.S. and China might resume climate talks soon, Jerry Brown says
The U.S. and China might resume climate talks soon, according to former California governor Jerry Brown.
US, China urged to team up on emissions
Climate experts have urged more Sino-US cooperation in reducing carbon emissions from ships and aircraft.
Bilateral effort sought to curb deforestation
Environmental experts at a recent online conference called on the US and China to collaborate to tackle global illegal deforestation, an issue that both nations pledged to support at last year's United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Will a freeze in US–China climate talks threaten global action?
Researchers worry that a protracted stand-off could slow progress on tackling global warming and hamper research collaborations.
Jerry Brown was surprised — and thrilled — by Joe Manchin’s climate deal
Jerry Brown weighs in on the climate bill and U.S.-China relations.
The Washington Post: California - not Biden - is leading climate cooperation with China
Beijing sees California as a climate leader, with some of the most advanced policies globally.
RLN: Environmental Briefs: Climate Leadership Advances Through Partnership with China
SACRAMENTO — Furthering California’s long-standing collaboration with China on climate change, Gov. Gavin Newsom April 18, renewed a Memorandum of Understanding or MOU to advance ongoing cooperation on initiatives to protect the environment, reduce carbon emissions and air pollution, and promote clean energy development.
FOX 11: "The Issue Is": Earth week with Jerry Brown and Jennifer Granholm
For Earth Week, "The Issue Is" is going green. Elex Michaelson is joined by former 4-term California Governor Jerry Brown. Brown, who has made environmentalism and climate change the cause of his life’s work, talks the state of the planet, dealing with high gas prices while decreasing our dependence on fossil fuels, and working with China.
China Daily: China's new-energy vehicle market hot
China's new-energy vehicle market (NEV) is growing so rapidly that it has become the fourth-largest auto market in the world, experts said at a webinar.
The Hill: Jerry Brown compares climate change to war
Former California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) told The Associated Press in an article published Tuesday that the Biden administration should prioritize climate concerns, comparing the potentially disastrous effects of a climate crisis to war.
KCRW: Schwarzenegger and Brown: Out of political office, counseling the world
From the war in Ukraine to the United States’ increasingly strained relationship with China, former California governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown are getting attention for well-considered opinions about international affairs.
Politico: The Governor Engaging China on Climate
Jerry Brown has spent a lifetime warning us of our folly. The three-time presidential candidate and four-term California governor has been championing sustainable development since the 1970s. His philosophical, Jesuit- and Zen-influenced approach has made him a singular presence in American politics.
AP: Climate Change, Nuclear War Occupy Jerry Brown in Retirement
WILLIAMS, Calif. (AP) — Former California Gov. Jerry Brown is living off the grid in retirement, but he’s still deeply connected on two issues that captivated him while in office and now are center stage globally: climate change and the threat of nuclear war.
The New York Review: Washington Crackpot Realism
California-China Climate Institute Chair, Jerry Brown, writes that America needs the courage to think and act in new ways with its enagement with China, accepting that China’s system is different from our system and find arrangements including cooperation on climate change to co-exist peacefully.
The Diplomat: China-US Subnational Exchanges Under the Biden Administration
Under Biden, Beijing appears to have kept its focus on maintaining and further developing subnational relationships.
Yahoo! News: China says it will stop building coal plants abroad, but big questions remain on its commitment to fighting climate change
Following Chinese President Xi Jinping's announcement at the UN General Assembly that his country will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad, climate activists say China must do more to reduce its own domestic coal emissions.
NYT: Are Global Warming Summits Still Cool?
Few states support climate action as enthusiastically as California. But the Golden State isn’t sending a governor to the United Nations climate change summit this year. Gov. Gavin Newsom is not going, and neither are his predecessors in the office. That’s both unusual and a little telling
CA.Gov: Governor Newsom Signs Historic Climate Action Bills
The largest climate package in state history, Governor Newsom highlights over $15 billion in funding to tackle wildfire and drought challenges, build climate resilience in communities, promote sustainable agriculture and advance nation-leading climate agenda.