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Gov. Brown Welcomes Fiji Prime Minister As Newest Global Climate Change Pact Member


Governors from Oregon and Washington were in Sacramento Tuesday, joining California Gov. Jerry Brown in welcoming the newest member to their global climate change pact.

The Prime Minister of Fiji, Frank Bainimarama, joined the Under 2 Coalition, which includes cities, states, and countries that are working on climate change.

Bainimarama is also the incoming president of the UN Climate Change Conference, which he says will be different this year without the full support of the U.S.

"It must move on. When you talk about the pacific islands, small island nation-states and the vulnerable nations of the world, it's nothing to do with politics. It's to do with our existence," Bainimarama said. 

Brown says in spite of President Trump's vows to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, states, cities and regions can work together.

Since returning from his trip to China last week, Brown also met with Germany's environment minister in San Francisco.

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Sally Schilling

Reporter/Podcast Producer

Sally Schilling is a Davis native and a graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She has reported on redwood poachers robbing national forests in Humboldt County and the dangers of melting tropical glaciers in the Peruvian Andes.  Read Full Bio 

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