Subnational Partnerships for Sustainable Development

Subnational Partnerships for Sustainable Development

Transatlantic Cooperation between the United States and Germany

New Horizons in Environmental Politics series

Holley Andrea Ralston

This fascinating volume examines the recent increase in subnational environmental policy agreements between different countries, with a particular focus on Germany and the US. Holley Ralston explores why international environmental partnerships are forming at the state level and the factors that both aid and inhibit their long-term success.

Chapter 4: California and Bavaria (1995)

Holley Andrea Ralston

Subjects: environment, environmental governance and regulation, environmental politics and policy, politics and public policy, environmental politics and policy


On 26 April 1995, at the German Consulate General in San Francisco, the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) Secretary, James M. Strock, and the Bavarian State Ministry for Regional Development and Environmental Affairs State Minister, Dr Thomas Goppel, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) ëTo Create the BavariañCalifornia Clean Technologies Working Groupí (Bavaria MRDEA and Cal/EPA, 1995). The objective, as formally stated, was ëto promote environmental and renewable energy technologiesí (Bavaria MRDEA and Cal/EPA, 1995).

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