California Climate Action Team Report Calls for Reduction Strategies

On April 3, 2006, the California Climate Action Team released its recommendations to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the California legislature. The Climate Action Team identified nine key recommendations to meet the Governor's emission reduction targets, including a multi-sector, market-based system that includes trading, mandatory reporting of GHG emissions reporting, an aggressive alternative fuels program and a coordinated investment strategy for the development of emission reduction technologies. The report contains 46 specific emission reduction strategies that also include energy efficiency programs, new automotive emission reduction measures, the development of alternative fuels, and forest conservation measures. The report was completed at the request of Governor Schwarzenegger, who signed an executive order on June 1, 2005 directing state officials to develop plans that would reduce California's greenhouse gas emissions by 11% below current levels by 2010, 25% by 2020, and 80% by 2050. According to the report, these emission reduction goals are achievable and beneficial to California's economy.

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California Climate Action Team Report