The state of California has approved a law which commits it to meeting the carbon emissions limits in the Paris climate deal. The cap and trade program uses market forces to reduce CO2 emissions.
California Governor Jerry Brown has emerged as the default climate leader for the US. At the COP23 climate conference in Bonn, Brown tells DW's Environment Editor Sonya Diehn what it takes to beat Trump on climate.
The most destructive wildfires in southern California's history continued to rage across Northern LA, threatening major coastal towns. The so-called Thomas Fire has already scorched an area larger than New York City.
Switzerland has signed up for an Emissions Trading System with the EU. It may be a small beginning but China is to start a similar scheme later in the year.
California's Thomas Fire has continued to rage, displacing tens of thousands of people after scorching over 700 homes. The state governor has linked multiple wildfires this year to climate change.
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