Schwarzenegger to host climate summit of governors, world leaders
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) has announced plans to host a climate-change summit in Los Angeles in November in an attempt to form an international climate alliance of local, regional, and world leaders ahead of United Nations climate talks in Poland in December. The summit invitees include governors from all 50 states, as well as officials from Australia, Canada, China, Europe, India, Mexico, and more. “The real action for any new ideas is always on the local level. This is how we can push the agenda,” Schwarzenegger said. “We are not waiting for the federal government.” Schwarzenegger announced the summit a day ahead of the second anniversary of California’s landmark climate law that aims to cut the state’s emissions 25 percent by 2020.