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02/11/2010

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced on Monday that the third annual Governors ' Global Climate Summit will bring together representatives from many countries to address environmental issues.

"I'm proud that we can bring together world-renowned leaders to collaborate on such important issues that affect us all," said Schwarzenegger.

"There is no better way to address the devastating affect that climate change has on our environment and our economy than by building these partnerships around the globe and influencing the global climate movement."

Under the title of "Building the Green Economy", the Governors' Global Climate Summit 3 is scheduled to be held from November 15- 16 at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis).

Schwarzenegger said the summit will attract an impressive line- up of participants and speakers, including award-winning producer and director James Cameron, actor Harrison Ford, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Nobel Prize winner Dr. Rajendra Pachauri and British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell.

Building on the accomplishments made at the first two Governors ' Global Climate Summits in 2008 and 2009, this year's summit " will continue to expand the network of subnational collaboration to share policies and strategies on how to stimulate economic growth, reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, create green jobs, promote clean energy solutions and reduce greenhouse gas pollution, " the governor said.

Participants will work to deepen and broaden cooperative efforts to grow green economies and implement emissions reduction strategies, he said.

The summit will be hosted by Schwarzenegger, in partnership with the United Nations Development Program and United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and co-sponsored by the UC Davis.

"UNEP is pleased to join forces with the state of California on the Governors' Global Climate Summit 3. We are particularly delighted that the Governor has chosen to focus the Summit on Building the Green Economy, as this is an issue which UNEP is promoting around the globe," said UNEP Regional Office for North America Director Amy Fraenkel.

For years, California has worked to bring world leaders together at all levels of government to partner on ways to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create a healthier environment and build green economies.

Last year more than 1,200 attendees from more than 70 states, provinces and countries attended the Governors' Global Climate Summit 2 in Los Angeles.

The Governors' summits have helped provide a platform for states and provinces to partner to reduce emissions, grow their green economies and influence their national governments towards the same goal.

The past climate summits brought together international leaders committed to reducing greenhouse gases from deforestation, international offset projects and global collaboration with nations such as China, which just launched its first voluntary carbon registry.

"The world is now taking notice of the important role for provinces and states in fighting global warming," Schwarzenegger said. "This year's summit will also provide subnational leaders the opportunity to influence the position of their national governments in advance of the United Nations COP (Conference of the Parties) 16 in Cancun in December

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