Participants commit to collaborate on clean technology and economic development

Oregon Governor Kate Brown speaks at the state capital building in Salem

(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown met with President Xi Jinping of China and six Chinese governors to discuss opportunities for collaboration on clean technology and economic development. American and Chinese participants in the forum signed an agreement to work together to advance renewable energy and clean technologies in conjunction with economic development in their respective jurisdictions.

“It is with great pride that I join my American colleagues and new Chinese counterparts in signing this accord,” Governor Brown told President Xi. “Environmental stewardship and economic development need not be mutually exclusive. I am pleased that, working together, we will be able to advance this ideal to the benefit of all.”

The bipartisan group of U.S. governors included Governor Jerry Brown (D-California), Governor Rick Snyder (R-Michigan), and Governor Terry Branstad (R-Iowa). Chinese governors in attendance were Sichuan Party Secretary Wang Dongming, Beijing Mayor Wang Anshun, Chongqing Mayor Huang Qifan, Zhejiang Governor Li Qiang, Shandong Governor Guo Shuqing, and Shaanxi Governor Lou Qinjian.

U.S./China Governor’s Clean Energy Accord on Clean Energy and Economic Devleopment