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Arnold Schwarzenegger opening Algeria office for his NGO

Movie star working with NGO to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the Mediterranean

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  • Published: 09:10 June 26, 2013
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  • Former Governor of California and founding chair of the R20 initiative - Regions of Climate Action, Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks during a press conference with Algerian Minister of Planning and Environment, Amara Benyounes (not in picture) in Algiers on June 25, 2013. AFP PHOTO/FAROUK BATICHE
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is opening an office of his environmental initiative R20 in Algeria in a bid to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions there and throughout the Mediterranean.

Schwarzenegger, who is in Algeria for three days, signed an accord on Tuesday with Environment Minister Amara Benyounes to open an office of his non-governmental organisation in the western city of Oran.

He told reporters Algeria can help the region move towards environmental awareness.

The former California governor and film star, referring to his movie Terminator, said that “in real life, it’s equally important that I play the Terminator and end environmental problems.”

R20, founded in 2010, focuses on the role of states, regions and cities in achieving UN environmental goals.

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