Schwarzenegger to push climate change action

Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) will return to California's state capital on Monday for a conference on the fight against climate change.

The conference will put a spotlight on the state's leading policies to address global warming, the Associated Press reports.

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Schwarzenegger, who returned to acting after leaving the governor's office, will join current Gov. jerry Brown (D) at the event, which will be held at the state's Environmental Protection Agency headquarters.

Schwarzenegger and Brown are working with the EPA and other policymakers to move on reducing emissions, and build momentum for next year's United Nations climate talks in Paris.

In his speech, Schwarzenegger will urge action should be taken now to combat climate change at all levels to spur progress internationally.

"Arnold always likes to say, `When the people elected me, they don't see it as Republican air and Democrat air. They just want clean air,' " said Bonnie Reiss, director of the Schwarzenegger Institute at the University of Southern California, which is co-hosting the event, AP reports.

During his time in office, Schwarzenegger touted the state's 2006 global-warming law, which led to a cap-and trade program on greenhouse gas emissions.