Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared in his second inaugural address that California was both a "nation-state" and a "good and global commonwealth."
To that effect, Schwarzenegger will host his second annual international climate summit this week in Los Angeles, which organizers have billed as a precursor to United Nations talks in December to establish new worldwide emissions targets.
In a second term largely defined by the state's budgetary problems, the governor has staked much of his legacy on signing 2006 legislation committing California to reduce its greenhouse gases 25 percent by 2020.
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