Australia and California: The climate action conversation

Action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the US and China means that Australian climate change policy thinking is increasingly linked to the global scene. In North America, state-level action to implement emissions trading, reduce transport emissions and increase renewable energy has influenced national policy, and helps build momentum for global action.

Mary Nichols, Chairman of the California Air Resources Board has implemented broad climate action in California, including emissions trading. Mary discussed the the successful launch of the California carbon market as well as other major climate policies California has led, and how they intersect with emerging national US policy.

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