California Governor and UK Prime Minister Sign Climate Change Agreement

On July 31, 2006, California Governor Schwarzenegger and British Prime Minister Tony Blair signed an agreement to act collaboratively to address climate change. The agreement commits both California and the United Kingdom to: enhance linkages between their respective scientific communities to assess the impacts of climate change at the regional level; share information on the economic impacts of climate change and of potential mitigation strategies and adaptation measures; collaborate on technology research, especially for the energy sector; evaluate and implement market-based mechanisms and explore the potential for linkages between such mechanisms in California and the UK. Blair and Schwarzenegger announced the agreement at a meeting with prominent Californian and European business leaders on climate issues.

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