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NACW Session Recording

Igniting an International Coalition: Subnational Jurisdictions Joining Forces
Path 2: Subnational Leadership

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California and its bold, pioneering climate policies have always been in the spotlight, but the Golden State has repeatedly stated climate change is a global issue and it has no intentions of tackling the challenge single-handedly. One of the state’s initiatives to join global forces is the Under2MOU. Currently, 165 jurisdictions from 33 countries, collectively representing 1.08 billion people and 35 percent of the global economy, have signed or endorsed the Under2MOU. In this session, MOU signatories will talk about their jurisdictions’ climate initiatives, the power in joining forces and exactly what the Under2MOU coalition hopes to achieve.


  • Christina McCain (moderator), Director, Latin America, Global Climate, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Saúl Guzmán García, Environmental Management Director al Secretaria de Proteccion al Ambiente de Baja California
  • Ken Alex, Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, State of California
  • Debbie Raphael, Director, San Francisco Department of the Environment
  • Alberto (Dande) Tavares, Diretor Presidente, Companhia de Desenvolvimento de Serviços Ambientais do Acre – CDSA