California delegation attends climate change talks

Dec 5, 2014 5:15 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's Senate leader and one of the state's top environmental officials are heading to Peru to tout the state's efforts to combat global climate change.

Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon plans to speak at several events during the United Nations-sponsored climate talks, which are drawing delegations from more than 190 nations.

He is participating in a joint event by the California and Mexican governments, months after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a non-binding agreement with California's southern neighbor to jointly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen fuel- and truck-efficiency standards.

The governor is not attending but is sending Environmental Protection Secretary Matt Rodriquez. He and De Leon will leave over the weekend.

The delegation's expenses are being paid by the nonprofit Energy Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

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