After Paris, the World Looks to California as Climate Leader

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In what California Governor Jerry Brown called a "historic turning point" in the fight against climate change, officials from 195 nations agreed to lower greenhouse gas emissions on Saturday at a summit in Paris. Brown attended the Paris talks, and as governments seek ways to meet their emissions targets, they are likely to look to the Golden State as a model. In this hour we'll discuss the details of the accord, opposition in the U.S. Congress, and concerns over the deal's lack of enforcement mechanisms.


Cara Horowitz, co-executive director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, University of California Los Angeles

Chris Megerian, reporter, Los Angeles Times

Michael Brune, executive director, Sierra Club

Severin Borenstein, professor at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business; research associate of The Energy Institute at Haas