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November 18: West Coast Leaders’ Climate Change “Resolve is Strong” as COP22 Concludes

Oregon Governor Kate Brown, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Washington Governor Jay Inslee, and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark today issued the following statement on the final day of the United Nations Climate Conference in Marrakesh, Morocco (COP22):
“Today, as COP22 comes to a close — two weeks after the Paris Agreement came into force — leaders from across the globe have renewed their commitment to climate action. In California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia — from the Mexican border to the edge of the Yukon Territory — we stand with the international community. Our success demonstrates that taking action on climate change goes hand-in-hand with robust job creation and a thriving clean energy economy.

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November 3, 2016: The Pacific Coast Collaborative Heads to Marrakesh for COP22

The world’s climate leaders are gathering for the twenty-second Conference of Parties (COP22) in Marrakesh, Morocco from November 7-18. Representatives from the Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC), a partnership between California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, will join world leaders as we seek to build thriving, sustainable, and low-carbon economies.

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November 3, 2016: West Coast Governments Join Forces for Major Expansion of Electric Fleets

Sacramento – Today, fleets from Washington, Oregon and California were recognized by the White House for their leadership in accelerating the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). The commitments were widely embraced as a way to accelerate a low-carbon economy and infrastructure throughout the Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC). In tandem, West Coast Electric Fleets, a joint initiative of the PCC, announced the launch of a new partnership tier that recognizes the increasingly ambitious commitments made by partner fleets: the Diamond Lane. This new partnership tier is for fleets making the highest level of commitment, with ZEVs comprising more than 10 percent of their fleet procurement.



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