SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has announced a sister-state relationship with a German state that furthers strengthens climate and economic ties between the two entities.
Brown signed the agreement on Saturday with the minister-president of Baden-Württemberg, a state in southwestern Germany that is the country's third-largest.
The minister-president of the German state is Winfried Kretschmann.
In 2015, California and Baden-Württemberg launched the Under2 Coalition, an international climate partnership committed to battling global warming.
The announcement comes on the heels of a global climate summit organized by Brown in San Francisco.
The conference, which attracted thousands of politicians, activists, business leaders and others from around the world, served as a rebuke of President Donald Trump.
Trump announced last year that he was withdrawing from a historic 2015 climate accord reached in Paris.