Gov. Jay Inslee joined leaders from around the world this week at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, where he helped launch new commitments and accelerated action in the fight against climate change.
He joined people from around the world to acknowledge climate achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and individuals, engaging in discussions on the clean energy economy and the role states can play given the federal leadership on climate change.
Inslee’s involvement in the summit kicked off Tuesday with his keynote address at Carbon Smart Building Day. On Wednesday, he discussed how governments and companies can use procurement to close the carbon loophole.
“The West Coast represents the world’s fifth largest economy and we are creating a blueprint for other regions. We are building a thriving, innovative economy that combats climate change and embraces a zero-emission future. Our efforts aren’t just building a clean energy economy, they’re also creating great places to live,” Inslee said. “We are already seeing the impact of climate change in Washington state, and that’s why we must do whatever we can to protect our environment and our economy.”
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