COP26: California’s ambitious goal for the electric car industry

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As world leaders, scientists and activists address the UN COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, FRANCE 24 will air a series of special reports on global warming. For this episode, we are heading to California, which has become a world leader in climate policy.

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced in September 2020 that the state would phase out gasoline vehicles and require all new passenger vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035.

“This is the most impactful step our state can take to combat climate change,” he said at the time.

Now, Newsom travels to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow to discuss with world leaders the steps California is taking to address climate change.

California’s ambitious approach to climate policies saw it achieve its 2020 climate goal four years ahead of schedule and turn its electric car industry into the state’s largest export.

Click on the live player to see our report from our US West Coast correspondents.

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