Source: Associated Press
North Carolina is globally known for many things such as college basketball, film, food and the global technology and pharmaceutical leaders in Research Triangle Park.
Others will attribute North Carolina’s place on the map to pulled pork barbecue, Krispy Kreme and Bojangles. North Carolina took another step in becoming a global leader by entering into a climate agreement with the United Kingdom.
State Commerce Secretary Machelle Sanders traveled to London and met with Trade Minister Penny Mordaunt for a signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding, according to Gov. Roy Cooper’s office.
“We will deepen economic and cultural ties with the United Kingdom to create new opportunities for trade and economic development as we transition to a clean energy economy,” Cooper said in a news release.
The agreement states that the Tar Heel state and the United Kingdom agree on working to produce net zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050. Both sides hope to achieve this by working to implement clean energy technology through information sharing, capacity sharing and many other initiatives.
The agreement should be a gateway to improving economic opportunities in underserved communities, along with more women and minority-owned business ventures. Environmental justice is also a vital component of this memorandum of understanding signed by both parties.
Read more about the historic signing here.