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Climate Change

California is implementing measures to achieve emission reductions of greenhouse gases (GHG) that cause climate change. Climate change programs in California are effectively reducing GHG emissions that come from all sectors of the economy. These programs include regulations, market programs, and incentives that will transform the areas of transportation, industry, fuels, and others, to take California into a sustainable, low-carbon and cleaner future, while maintaining a robust economy. 

The State is also ensuring programs funded by California Climate Investments (CCI) are benefiting all Californians, particularly those in disadvantaged communities, by reducing health burdens of air pollution. CCI projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling and much more. At least 50 percent of these investments benefit disadvantaged and low-income communities. CCI is funded through the auctioning of allowances from the State’s economy-wide Cap-and-Trade Program.

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2017 Scoping Plan Update

The Scoping Plan describes the approach California will take to achieve the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The 2017 Scoping Plan Update provides a technologically feasible and cost-effective path for reducing emissions by at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.