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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.
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Chapter 4: California and Bavaria (1995)

Holley Andrea Ralston


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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