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Memorandum to Establish the Pacific Coast Collaborative [ PDF]

  • “Appendix 1” Pacific Coast Collaborative Action Plans (None at this time.)

  • “Appendix 2” Pacific Coast Collaborative Action Plans

    • Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy, October 28, 2013 [PDF]
    • Framework to Establish West Coast Infrastructure Exchange (WCX), November 14, 2012 [PDF]
    • West Coast Action Plan on Jobs, March 13, 2012 [PDF]
    • Work Plan on Japan Tsunami Debris, March 13, 2012 [PDF]
    • Action Plan on Innovation, the Environment and the Economy, February 12, 2010 [ PDF]
    • Action Plan on Ocean Conservation and Coastal Climate Change Adaptation, February 12, 2010 [ PDF]
    • Memorandum of Understanding between the State of California and the Province of British Columbia on the Development of Greenhouse Gas Vehicle Emission Standards, December 17, 2010 [ PDF]

Prior Agreements

  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Province of British Columbia and the State of Oregon on Pacific Coast Collaboration to Protect our Shared Climate and Ocean, October 23, 2007 [ PDF]

  • Memorandum of Understanding between the State of Washington and the Province of British Columbia on Pacific Coast Collaboration to Protect our Shared Climate and Ocean, June 8, 2007 [ PDF]

  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Province of British Columbia and the State of California on Pacific Coast Collaboration to Protect our Shared Climate and Ocean, May 31, 2007 [ PDF]
 

 News From the Region


September 22, 2014: STATEMENTS BY THE LEADERS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, CALIFORNIA, OREGON, AND WASHINGTON ON THE UNITED NATIONS’ 2014 CLIMATE SUMMIT
UNITED NATIONS – The leaders of British Columbia, California, Oregon and Washington, as part of the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy, agreed last year to work together to advance national and international policy on climate change. As world leaders gather in New York for the UN Secretary-General's Climate Leadership Summit, Pacific Coast leaders delivered these statements of support for bold, decisive action:

June 30, 2014: British Columbia achieves greenhouse gas reduction goal
VICTORIA – British Columbia has reached its first greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 6% below 2007 levels by 2012 as set out in the Province’s Climate Action Plan.

June 2, 2014: WEST COAST LEADERS APPLAUD OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PROPOSAL TO CUT CARBON POLLUTION
The leaders of California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia today applauded the Obama Administration’s newly released proposal for reducing carbon pollution as a welcome sign that the federal government is stepping up as a partner in the fight against climate change. The three West Coast governors and the Premier of British Columbia, representing the Pacific Coast Collaborative, said the proposal would achieve meaningful greenhouse gas reductions from existing power plants, the nation’s largest source of heat-trapping emissions.

April 30, 2014 - B.C. congratulates Washington State for climate action
VICTORIA – “British Columbia congratulates Washington State Governor Jay Inslee for his April 29, 2014, executive order

April 29, 2014 - Gov. Inslee announces executive action to reduce carbon pollution and promote clean energy
SHORELINE, WA - Gov. Jay Inslee today signed an executive order outlining a series of steps to cut carbon pollution in Washington and advance development and use of clean energy technologies.

March 26, 2014 - B.C. Congratulates Mexico, France for Putting Price on Carbon
VANCOUVER – Environment Minister Mary Polak today congratulated Mexico and France at GLOBE 2014 for putting a price on carbon

December 18, 2013: Action on Ocean Acidification
Further to the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy they signed on October 28, 2013, the leaders of British Columbia, California, Oregon and Washington have sent the following joint letter to President Obama and Prime Minister Harper seeking enhanced federal coordination, monitoring, and research support to address ocean acidification on the Pacific Coast of North America.

October 28, 2013: British Columbia, California, Oregon, and Washington join forces to combat climate change
SAN FRANCISCO - The leaders of British Columbia, California, Oregon and Washington signed the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy today committing their governments, and a region that represents the world’s fifth largest economy, to a comprehensive and far-reaching strategic alignment to combat climate change and promote clean energy.

August 27, 2013: California Ocean Protection Council Announces West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel
SACRAMENTO -- The California Natural Resources Agency, on behalf of the California Ocean Protection Council (OPC), today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the state of Oregon to jointly sponsor a high-level science panel to help address the issue of ocean acidification and hypoxia.... The science panel consists of a team of 20 experts from California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia...

June 25, 2013: Governor Kitzhaber’s 10-Year Energy Action Plan moves forward
Salem, OR — As part of his efforts to shape Oregon’s energy future, today Governor Kitzhaber held a ceremonial bill signing of legislation that advances key energy and jobs policies outlined in Oregon’s 10-Year Energy Action Plan.“I also want to applaud President Obama for his effort to address climate change at the national level,” said Governor Kitzhaber. “

June 25, 2013: Statement from Gov. Inslee on President Obama’s plan to cut carbon pollution
OLYMPIA - Every day Americans see the impacts of climate change in increasing droughts, wildfires, dangerous storms, ocean acidification, and more.

June 25, 2013: Governor Brown Issues Statement on President Obama's Action on Climate Change
SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement on President Obama’s climate change plan:

June 27, 2013: Premier welcomes President Obama’s strategy to combat climate change
VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark today issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s strategy to combat climate change:

June 18, 2013: California and Shenzhen, China, sign agreement to cooperate on fighting climate change
SHENZHEN, CHINA - Moving to further strengthen California's ties with China, California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary Nichols and Director of the Shenzhen Development and Reform Commission Xu Anliang signed a MOU today that will expand cooperation at the subnational level to tackle global climate change

March 17, 2013: B.C. to share carbon tax know-how with Oregon
VICTORIA, BC – British Columbia’s world-leading climate action policies have caught the attention of the State of Oregon. Environment Minister Terry Lake has been invited to brief business and policy leaders and the Oregon legislature on B.C.’s carbon tax experience...