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Chinese President Xi Jinping and California Gov. Jerry Brown, left, talk during a meeting on Saturday, June 8, 2013, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Lui, Pool)

California and China agreed on their own climate deal


Days after President Trump announced that the U.S. would be pulling out of the Paris Agreement, the governor of California and the president of China have agreed to work together on reducing green house gas emissions, CBS News reported.

"Nobody can stay on the sidelines. We can't afford any dropouts in the tremendous human challenge to make the transition to a sustainable future," California Gov. Jerry Brown said.

"Disaster still looms, and we've got to make the turn."

Brown held a closed-door meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping during which the two discussed paths forward and pledged to foment trade between California and China. They also agreed to emphasize the development of green technologies that could help combat climate change.

"Xi spoke in very positive terms," Brown said after the meeting. "I don't think there's any desire to get into verbal battles with President Trump."

Brown's move has been met positively by Californians on social media. 

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