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The US-China climate pact is a big deal, even for environmental leader California

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U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping sit together during a climate event at the Ruyi Hall at West Lake State Guest House in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping sit together during a climate event at the Ruyi Hall at West Lake State Guest House in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The Golden State has led the world in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Now the energy sector can impart its knowledge on a global scale.

On Saturday, President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed on to the Paris climate deal — a pact to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

The US and China account for about 40 percent of global greenhouse emissions — a byproduct of manufacturing and consumption of fossil fuels. 

It's an agreement that could have a significant impact overseas and even here in California. For more, Take Two spoke to Clayton Dube, director of the USC US-China Institute. 

Press the blue play button above to hear the full interview. 

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