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With a combined population of 52 million and a GDP of $2.5 trillion, Alaska, British Columbia, California, Oregon and Washington are poised to emerge as a mega-region and global economic powerhouse driven by innovation, energy, geographic location and sustainable resource management, attracting new jobs and investment while enhancing an already unparalleled quality of life.

On June 30, 2008, the leaders of the five jurisdictions signed the Pacific Coast Collaborative Agreement, the first agreement that brings together the Pacific leaders as a common front to set a cooperative direction into the Pacific Century.  Out of this agreement was born the Pacific Coast Collaborative -- a formal basis for cooperative action, a forum for leadership and information sharing, and a common voice on issues facing Pacific North America.

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 News From the Region

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 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 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 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 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. “