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UK, North Carolina sign memo boosting environment, trade

North Carolina and the United Kingdom have entered into an agreement to build cooperation on goals to reduce carbon emissions and to expand economic ties. State Commerce Secretary Machelle Sanders met on Wednesday in London with Britain's trade minister to finalize the memorandum of understanding, The agreement states North Carolina and Britain are cooperating to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions no later than 2050 and to boost opportunities for residents and businesses. As part of the agreement, the two governments may initiate partnerships among private-sector companies and universities, exchange best-practice information and participate in formal trips.