Inside Look: How to get California back on track to meet its climate goals

The California Air Resources Board recently reported that although the state has already met its 2020 goals, California is not on track to meet the 2030 climate goals. Emissions from the transportation sector is increasing despite successful advances in fuel efficiency and vehicle electrification. Why? Because the amount of driving is increasing. With the high cost of housing near jobs and few other options than to drive, Californians are being forced to spend more time in their cars.

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4th Climate Assessment - A special briefing for ClimatePlan partners

On February 15th, 2019, ClimatePlan hosted a special presentation for our network partners on the 4th National Climate Assessment, a critically important analysis of potential climate change impacts and steps that can be taken to avoid or reduce associated risks. Dr. Fred Lipschultz presented an overview of the National Climate Assessment, the California Climate Assessment, and participated in a question and answer session following the briefing.


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Carbon neutrality requires sustainable, equitable development

Governor Newsom wants 3.5 million new homes in California within the next 6 years. The type of housing that’s built, the location of new development, and the kind of transportation options connecting that housing to jobs and services will either increase greenhouse gas emissions or reduce emissions. If we build new housing near jobs and transit and adopt strong anti-displacement policies, then more Californians will have more options to get to work without driving long distances and emissions will decrease. But there’s even more to the impact of our housing, land use, and transportation decisions on our climate.

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Governor Newsom: Appoint Transportation Justice and Climate Leaders

Guest post by: Jared Sanchez, Senior Policy Advocate, California Bicycle Coalition

California Transportation Commission Appointments                  

Within his first months on the job, Governor Newsom will undertake one of his most pressing and important responsibilities as the leading public servant for the state of California. And no, it’s not the passage of his newly-released massive $209 billion annual state budget proposal.

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Letter from the Acting Co-Directors: 2019 and Beyond

Dear ClimatePlan Network Partners and Allies,

First things first: We’re delighted to share that the newest ClimatePlanner arrived a few short weeks ago! Chanell Fletcher, our Executive Director, delivered a strong, healthy baby boy. Mom and baby are doing well and are supported by loving family and friends.

While Chanell takes time with her growing family, ClimatePlan continues the work ahead.

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