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AB32 Environmental Justice Committee - public meeting 5/26/17

AB 32 Environmental Justice Advisory Committee - Public Meeting

May 26, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (PDT) at the CalEPA Headquarters Building, Coastal Hearing Room, 1001 “I” Street, Sacramento, California 95814.
The meeting notice and agenda are posted at:
Background:
The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, (AB 32) calls for the California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) to develop and approve a Scoping Plan that describes the approach the State will take to reduce GHG emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.  AB 32 also required CARB to convene a global warming environmental justice advisory committee, to advise the Board in developing the Scoping Plan, and any other pertinent matter in implementing AB 32.
The advisory committee is comprised of representatives from communities in the State with the most significant exposure to air pollution, including, but not limited to, communities with minority populations or low-income populations, or both. The Board appointed the first Environmental Justice Advisory Committee (Committee) to advise it on the Initial Scoping Plan and other climate change programs. To advise the Board on the First Update to the Climate Change Scoping Plan, ARB reconvened a new Committee on March 21, 2013.
The Committee is advising the Board on the development of the 2017 Climate Change Scoping Plan Update: The Proposed Strategy for Achieving California’s 2030 Greenhouse Gas Target.
The first Scoping Plan was developed in 2008 and, per AB 32, must be updated at least every five years.  The First Update to the Climate Change Scoping Plan, approved by the Board on May 22, 2014, defined California’s climate change priorities for the subsequent five years and laid the groundwork for transitioning to the post-2020 goals set forth in Executive Orders S -3-05 and B-16-2012.  In April 2015, Governor Brown set a new interim statewide target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and directed CARB to further update the Scoping Plan to chart the path to achieving the 2030 target.  In 2016, the Legislature passed SB 32, which codified a 2030 GHG emissions reductions target of 40 percent below 1990 levels.
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