NEW YORK – Governor Gavin Newsom today concluded his trip to Climate Week NYC, where he met with climate leaders and showcased California’s climate leadership on the world stage.
Last week, California enacted some of the most aggressive climate action in the country’s history as Governor Newsom signed a sweeping package of laws aimed at reducing pollution, protecting Californians from big polluters and accelerating the transition. of the state towards clean energy – a vital part of the Californian climate. Commitment, a record $54 billion investment in climate action.
“In partnership with the Legislative Assembly, we just passed the boldest, most comprehensive and important climate policy of any jurisdiction in the world – big oil lost and they are not used to lose,” Governor Newsom said. “Later is too late to act – ways of life, places and traditions are being destroyed – and California is leading the world in our efforts to fight climate change.”
Governor Newsom began his journey with a meeting with Chris BowenAustralian Minister for Climate Change and Energy.
The Governor then met with Secretary Hillary Cinton and other leaders at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Executive Roundtable: “Unleashing and Realizing the Benefits of Inclusive Job Growth” and discussed inclusive job growth and the economy of the future. Governor Newsom also met with Patagonia CEO Ryan Gellert to discuss our shared California values and their efforts to fight climate change.
The day’s events culminated in a fireside chat with Jacqueline Novogratz during the CGI Spotlight session: “The climate crisis we already find ourselves in: how we can accelerate adaptation to climate change.”
Governor Newsom kicked off his second day with a meeting with Màiri McAllanScottish Minister for the Environment and Land Reform and discussed the long-standing partnership between the two governments to tackle climate change.
The Governor then delivered remarks at the closing session of Climate Week in New York: “The new climate reality: energy certainty in an uncertain world”
The trip ended with a fireside chat with Bloomberg reporter Francine Lacquaat the UN Climate Action Forum: The Race to Zero and Resilience.
The governor highlighted California’s global climate leadership, including the state’s $54 billion climate pledge, industry-leading investment in zero-emission vehicles, and world-leading climate policy in world enacted last week.