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Australia urged to get with California’s R20 Climate Group

Details of the R20 will be launched at a Global Climate Summit in November along with a ”green bank,” backed by the United Nations Development Program, to help participating governments fund low carbon development.

Act on climate or be left behind, says Stern, Sydney Morning Herald, Tom Arup, September 2, 2010,  “……..Terry Tamminen, the climate adviser to the Californian Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is in Melbourne to address a business conference.Mr Tamminen told the Herald he was also meeting Victorian government officials about Mr Schwarzenegger’s proposed R20 climate group, which aims to bring together regional governments from America, Asia, Africa and Europe.

One of the group’s aims is to develop a global emissions trading scheme at a state government level, which could also connect into the European Union’s emissions trading scheme.

Details of the R20 will be launched at a Global Climate Summit in November along with a ”green bank,” backed by the United Nations Development Program, to help participating governments fund low carbon development.

Mr Tamminen said Australia should look to California, which is regarded as a leader in renewable energy industries, as an example of how acting on climate change is good for the economy. Act on climate or be left behind, says Stern

September 2, 2010 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming, energy, politics international, solar, wind | , , , , , , ,

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