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Climate Change Convention: USA

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL10051, tabled on 9 November 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they are having with (1) states, and (2) cities in the United States about participation in COP26.

Answered on

23 November 2020

We are taking an ‘all of society approach’ to COP26 and are encouraging real-world action from business, cities, regions, and civil society as well as at national level. We have consistently engaged with a wide range of climate actors in the US, including the US Climate Alliance and the We Are Still In coalition. These alliances include cities and states from across the United States that support climate action to meet goals of the Paris Agreement.

As part of this engagement, COP President Designate, Alok Sharma, has spoken with representatives of the states of New York and California and has written to the Governor of Michigan to congratulate her on that state’s recent commitment to a carbon-neutral economy by 2050. In addition, Eric Garcetti, the Mayor of Los Angeles and Chair of C40 Cities is acting as one of the ‘Friends of COP’.

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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy