States and regions have the capacity to tackle climate adjust even if national governments discover it hard to attain agreements, South Australia’s Premier Jay Weatherill has mentioned.
Mr Weatherill and other provincial leaders met UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon in Paris on Friday as talks continued in the French capital on a worldwide climate deal.
He stated sub-national governments had been a major force in tackling climate change.
“Territory and regional governments are investing in their transport systems, their energy systems, and their waste systems,” Mr Weatherill stated.
“It falls to state and regional governments and cities to take these methods because there’s been so much paralysis at an international level in action on global warming.”
South Australia is 1 of the chairs of the Climate Group States and Regions Alliance, which contains Victoria, New South Wales, the ACT, as well as several Canadian provinces, American states and European regions.
Mr Weatherill mentioned the meeting was told of South Australia’s program to turn into carbon neutral by 2050.
“We’re already out there carrying out it, and if there are troubles in national governments reaching these agreements, then we can attain agreements at a sub-national government level and get on with the enterprise of really taking on international warming.”
Mr Weatherill’s delegation will be in Paris till Tuesday, and he will be speaking at other international forums.
“We want to offer ourselves as a test bed for new technologies and new concepts that will not only lead us in the fight against worldwide warming, but develop the jobs of the future,” he said.
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