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Gov. Jerry Brown heads to New York and Connecticut for climate change events next week

 (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)
(Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Gov. Jerry Brown is hitting the road next week to talk about climate change on the East Coast, his office announced Friday.

He’s scheduled to speak at multiple events in New York on Monday, including one at the United Nations.

On Tuesday he heads to Yale University for a panel conversation moderated by former Secretary of State John F. Kerry, then he returns to New York on Wednesday for an event with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Brown will participate in more events on Thursday and Friday, including a news conference with the premiers of Quebec and Ontario, Canadian provinces that have partnered with California’s cap-and-trade program, which requires businesses to purchase permits to pollute.

The governor has been ramping up his travels this year. He was in China this summer, and he recently returned from Russia and Alaska. Later this year he's attending a United Nations conference on climate change in Germany. 

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