What California Accomplished at COP28
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SACRAMENTO ~ The Newsom Administration is leading a California delegation at the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, showcasing the state's climate leadership and building support for more urgent and ambitious global climate action.

Governor Gavin Newsom said, "California is a climate leader, and our delegation is continuing to showcase that on the world stage – partnering with governments to cut pollution and accelerate the transition to clean energy. Joined by coalitions of dedicated partners, we're tackling climate change with urgency."

The delegation was represented by California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot, Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross, Energy Commission Chair David Hochschild, Air Resources Board Chair Liane Randolph, and Tribal Affairs Secretary Christina Snider-Ashtari – the state's first Indigenous official to represent the Administration at a COP. At COP28's inaugural Local Climate Action Summit, they highlighted California's commitment to fighting climate change.

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Secretary Snider-Ashtari shared opportunities to collaborate with Indigenous nations and reinvest in traditional knowledge to restore best practices to the lands and waters of California. She said, "Through these convenings, I am hopeful that the governments and NGOs we have engaged with better understand the opportunities and value of positioning Indigenous peoples and tribal nations as leaders in this space."

At COP28, California launched two new international climate partnerships: The Subnational Methane Action Coalition (SMAC) which has expanded to 15 signatories from Brazil, Canada, South Korea, Bolivia, Germany, Spain and the United States; and The Mediterranean Climate Action Partnership (MCAP), which includes 14 governments representing regions in Africa, Australia Europe North & South America who signed a Statement of Commitment.

California also joined The Global Offshore Wind Alliance (GOWA), whose members collectively seek to build 380 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy by 2030. This provides opportunities for California to learn from other members of the global community as well as share best practices & strengthen new & existing supply chains.

The Newsom Administration is committed to driving global climate action that will be felt both here in California & in communities across the world. Governor Newsom concluded by saying "We are tackling climate change with urgency & together we can make a difference."

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