as trump ditches paris, california leads on environment

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As Trump ditches Paris, California leads on environment

Brown’s meeting with Xi took place a mere five days after President Donald Trump announced that the US would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, and according to Ann Carlson, a professor of environmental law at UCLA, this timing mattered.

“Governor Brown is essentially signalling to the world that he is going to be the face of progressive climate policy in the United States,” Carlson told Al Jazeera.