A Conversation with California Governor Jerry Brown
- Reta Jo Lewis, Esq., Senior Fellow and Director of Congressional Affairs
- Governor Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr., State of California, and Special Advisor for States and Regions to the United Nations Climate Change Conference
- Dr. Ian Lesser, Vice President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Governor Jerry Brown's visionary leadership on renewable energy and climate change in California has served as a model for the world. Since United States President Donald Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, U.S. states, cities, corporations, and institutions have swiftly asserted their intention to deliver on the Climate Agreement, with climate commitments, energy transition pledges, and coalition efforts such as the U.S. Climate Alliance, Under2 Coalition, and America’s Pledge initiative. In this context, the state of California has emerged as America’s front-runner on climate policy. In July 2017, Governor Brown announced that California and the city of San Francisco would host the next Global Climate Action Summit in September 2018. The summit meeting will be the first time a U.S. state has hosted an international climate change conference with the direct goal of supporting the Paris agreement.
Please join us for a conversation with Governor Brown about the critical importance of U.S. states, cities, and the private sector in leading the way on the climate agenda, and the benefits of strong transatlantic cooperation at the subnational level for meaningful climate actions and leadership. Follow the conversation on Twitter using #GMFGovBrown.
Jerry Brown was elected Governor of California in 1974 and 1978. In 2010 Brown was elected to a third term as Governor of California and to a historic fourth term in 2014.
If you have any questions, please contact Laura Groenendaal at +32 223 85 277 or [email protected].