California announces sister relationship with German state

Posted at 9:19 PM, Sep 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-16 00:19:08-04

California Gov. Jerry Brown has announced a sister-state relationship with a German state that furthers strengthens climate and economic ties between the two entities.

Brown signed the agreement on Saturday with the minister-president of Baden-Württemberg, a state in southwestern Germany that is the country’s third-largest.

The minister-president of the German state is Winfried Kretschmann.

In 2015, California and Baden-Württemberg launched the Under2 Coalition, an international climate partnership committed to battling global warming.

The announcement comes on the heels of a global climate summit organized by Brown in San Francisco.

The conference, which attracted thousands of politicians, activists, business leaders and others from around the world, served as a rebuke of President Donald Trump.

Trump announced last year that he was withdrawing from a historic 2015 climate accord reached in Paris.

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