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California Governor Newsom | US Climate Alliance
From the Governor

California is in the business of getting things done: slashing air pollution, launching the clean energy revolution, holding Big Oil accountable, eliminating the tailpipe, and fighting climate-driven crises like wildfire, drought and extreme heat. We’re taking action now because we know later is too late.

Gov. Gavin Newsom

California Climate Actions at a Glance

California is advancing high-impact climate policies, actions, and regulations across the Alliance’s 10 key policy areas. These solutions centered around equity, environmental justice, and a just economic transition are being deployed at scale to safeguard public health, grow the U.S. economy, and secure a net-zero future.  


This list includes both statutory and executive policies and actions that California has adopted or is in the process of adopting (as of October 2022).

  • Lead by Example programs & goals
  • Economy-wide GHG goal
  • Carbon neutral goal
  • State climate action plan
  • Electric utility energy efficiency resource standards
  • Gas utility energy efficiency resource standards
  • Appliance efficiency standards
  • Green and/or resilient infrastructure banks
  • 100% clean electricity goal
  • Renewable portfolio standards
  • Regulations addressing HFCs
  • Regulations addressing methane from oil & gas, landfill, and agricultural sources
  • Buy clean programs, studies, or pilot projects
  • Regulations addressing GHG emissions
    from industrial sources
  • Environmental justice offices or interagency bodies
  • Environmental justice screening and policy tools
  • Just Transition offices or interagency bodies
  • NWL in state GHG inventory
  • Healthy soils legislation
  • NWL conservation or sequestration goal
  • Social cost of greenhouse gases in policymaking
  • Carbon market participation
  • Statewide resilience or adaptation plan
  • Resilience offices or interagency bodies
  • Low-emission vehicle standards
  • Zero-emission vehicle standards
  • Clean truck standards
  • Clean Fuels Standard

Want To Learn More?

For the most up-to-date, in-depth breakdown of climate 

actions across each policy priority, 

explore the U.S. Climate Alliance Policy Database.