Arizona Governor Establishes Statewide GHG Emissions Reduction Target

On September 8, 2006, Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano issued an executive order to implement recommendations included in the Climate Change Advisory Group’s Climate Action Plan. The Governor established a statewide goal to reduce Arizona’s GHG emissions to 2000 levels by 2020, and 50% below this level by 2040. The executive order directs the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to develop a GHG emissions reporting mechanism, to establish a GHG registry with other Western states, and to coordinate with the Arizona Department of Transportation to adopt and implement California’s vehicle GHG standards. The Executive Order also creates a Climate Change Executive Committee to develop a strategy to implement the other recommendations contained in the Climate Action Plan.

Press Release
Climate Change Action Plan (pdf)
List of Emissions Reduction Targets Worldwide
Map of States with GHG Emissions Targets
Map of States with Climate Action Plans