Meet the Wealthy Green Foundation Behind Governor Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit

A new report entitled, “Government for Rent: Exposing Climate Politics in Governors’ Offices,” found California Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit is part of a disturbing trend where politicians are using their offices to promote activist donors’ climate agenda in exchange for free internal staffing and PR support. The report, authored by Chris Horner of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, is based on internal documents obtained through various states’ open records laws, which were published alongside the report.

Even though this week’s Global Climate Action Summit is presented as an event hosted by Governor Brown and the state of California, the report found that it is really part of a larger strategy pushed by wealthy foundations to resist the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.

Learn more about this strategy at EID Climate.

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