Just weeks after a fact-finding trip to Australia and a month before he heads to a climate-change conference in France, California Senate leader Kevin De León will travel to London on Monday to meet with British officials about efforts to reduce carbon emissions and promote clean energy, his office said Friday.
An aide for the globe-trotting lawmaker said he is using funds from one of his political committees to pay for the trip.
“The California story is one of leadership,” De León said. “Much can be gained by applying our accomplishments to a global strategy to save our climate, and making sure the world knows California is the best place for clean energy investment.”
The trips by De León and other lawmakers are common at this time of year, when the Legislature is out of session.
On Monday, De León is scheduled to meet with Britain’s Minister for Energy and Climate Change Amber Rudd to discuss California’s policy efforts.
The same issues will come up in December when De León and Gov. Jerry Brown lead a delegation to a conference on climate change in Paris.
De León just returned from leading a week-long, fact-finding trip to Australia to learn about how that country has dealt with its own severe droughts. California is in the fourth year of a drought.