Through forward-thinking legislation, emissions standards, and other actions, California has made substantial progress over the past two decades in cutting its greenhouse gas emissions. This record has helped establish California as a world leader in effective, innovative climate policymaking.
Hosted by UC Berkeley’s California-China Climate Institute, this event at COP27 explored California’s interagency-based regulatory framework to plan and execute climate action, the diverse funding sources it has tapped, and the example the state has set for both local and international partners.
The event examined both the advantages and disadvantages of the state’s multi-agency, multi-sector, and multi-mandate approach, and how lessons learned in California can inform similar efforts underway elsewhere in the U.S. and the rest of the world. In addition, it highlighted the opportunities multi-state collaborations, like the U.S. Climate Alliance, present.
At #COP27, @USClimate Executive Director Casey Katims talks about the role of “friendly competition” in advancing #climateaction among U.S. states, noting, “there is an opportunity for subnationals across the globe…to use our collective voice.” pic.twitter.com/GwNLV2SVSl— California-China Climate Institute (@CalChinaClimate) November 10, 2022