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Governor Brown Establishes Ambitious Climate Targets, Including Integration of Adaptation into Planning Activities

On April 29, 2015, Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-30-15 to establish a California greenhouse gas reduction target of 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The most aggressive benchmark enacted by any government in North America to reduce dangerous carbon emissions over the next decade and a half, this executive order puts the Golden State on a path to reach its goal of reducing emissions 80 percent under 1990 levels by 2050. This goal aligns with the scientifically established greenhouse gas caps that need to be observed by the U.S. to limit global warming below 2 degrees Celsius, which is the threshold above which scientists indicate there will likely be major climate disruptions.

In addition to addressing climate emissions, the Governor’s Executive Order specifically addresses the need for climate adaptation and directs state government to:

Post last edited on: 2015 June 02

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