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Catalina Gonzalez | October 12, 2022

In California, New Climate Targets Become Law

This is the third post in a three-part series on recent efforts to place justice and equity at the center of California’s climate plans. Read the first  and second  posts. California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and champions of environmental justice in the state legislature and advocacy community are cheering the recent passage of a series of new laws that […]

A California neighborhood set in hills

Catalina Gonzalez | October 11, 2022

Environmental Justice Advocates Call for Stronger Climate Protections for Impacted California Communities

This is the second post in a three-part series on recent efforts to place justice and equity at the center of California’s climate plans. The first post and third post are also available on our blog. Environmental justice advocates are calling on California regulators to strengthen protections for underserved and overburdened communities — which are disproportionately […]

California State Capitol Building

Catalina Gonzalez | October 10, 2022

California Agency Strengthens Decarbonization Plan 

This is the first post in a three-part series on recent efforts to place justice and equity at the center of California’s climate plans. Part II and Part III will run October 11 and 12. In a major victory for climate justice, California regulators recently announced significant improvements to the statewide plan, the AB32 2022 Scoping Plan Update, to […]

Catalina Gonzalez | June 22, 2022

Addressing Overburdened, Underserved Communities’ Priorities Is Vital to Success of California Climate Plan

On June 23, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will hold its first public hearing on its draft plan (the Draft 2022 Scoping Plan) for achieving the state's climate goals and for getting to carbon neutrality no later than 2045. Including actions that prioritize California's overburdened and underserved communities will be vital to the success of the proposed plan.

Catalina Gonzalez | March 16, 2022

Climate Justice Must Factor into California’s Climate Strategy

State officials in California are leading an extensive multisector planning effort to develop the 2022 Scoping Plan, the third update to California’s climate mitigation strategy. The new plan will outline a pathway for statewide action toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 and reaching net-zero emissions no later than 2045.

Catalina Gonzalez, Maggie Dewane | November 18, 2021

U.S. Uses COP26 to Signal Leadership on Climate, but More Action Needed

Despite President Biden’s bold climate commitments at home and COP26, his administration and Congress have much more work to address climate change and to make climate justice a reality.