Urge your state assemblymember to support the Community Energy Resilience Act

Urge your state senator to support the Natural Carbon Sequestration and Resilience Act

Tell the California Air Resources Board: 2045 is too late

Report: California must accelerate the timeline for climate action

Groundbreaking report provides more evidence supporting the goals of the Climate-Safe California campaign. Key findings: 

  • Climate change is occurring at a faster, more destructive rate than previously known.
  • California is already in the early stages of a multi-decade drought made more severe by climate change, and is expected to pass the 1.5 degrees Celsius threshold of dangerous warming as early as 2027.
  • Doing nothing or pursuing timid climate solutions will cost California trillions of dollars.
  • Bold policy changes now are critical to the pursuit of effective, equitable solutions.

Read more about this research here as well as in the San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times.

Events

Webinar: Extreme Heat – Protecting Public Health and the Economy in California’s Central Valley

June 1, 2022

Webinar: Investing in Building Electrification for a Climate-Safe Future

June 8, 2022

“[The Climate Center] has emerged as a force this year in our public policy discussions. [Their] campaign for a Climate-Safe California is not only crucial, but it is scalable.”

– State Senator Henry Stern (Santa Monica), August 5, 2020

OUR IMPACT

10 years sooner

Our work influenced Governor Newsom to pursue moving California’s climate targets up a full decade to 2035.

$200 million

We convened a microgrid equity coalition and secured $200 million to build microgrids in frontline, lower-income communities.

Net-negative

We catalyzed the first bill in California history with a net-negative emissions target, changing the conversation in Sacramento.

11 million people

Community Choice Energy now serves 11 million Californians 80-90% greenhouse-gas-free power.

Endorse Climate-Safe California

Climate-Safe California is a unique and comprehensive campaign to make California the first state in the nation to become carbon negative.

Endorsed by hundreds of businesses, elected officials, and nonprofits and more than 1,000 individuals, Climate-Safe California offers climate solutions at the speed and scale that science demands. It’s a set of policies that would allow California to remove more climate pollution from the atmosphere than we emit by 2030 while creating thousands of jobs and building a more equitable clean energy economy. 

Climate-Safe California — and all of The Climate Center’s work — is guided by these core principles: follow the latest science, secure a just transition for fossil fuel workers and their families, and prioritize climate justice with equitable access to climate solutions.

Endorse and support Climate-Safe California today.

Recent News

Tablas Creek Vineyard by Jason Haas

California’s natural carbon removal bill AB 2649 passes out of two Senate committees

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SACRAMENTO, June 29, 2022 — Today, the Natural Carbon Sequestration…

Testimony: Support for AB 2649, the Natural Carbon Sequestration and Resilience Act

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On June 29, 2022, the Natural Carbon Sequestration and Resilience…
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Congratulations Ann Hancock, recipient of the Heart of Sonoma County lifetime achievement award

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We’re delighted to share that The Climate Center co-founder…

After #SCOTUS ruling, @GavinNewsom says California will lead on #ClimateChange.

Yet his top air regulators drafted a 20-year plan to:
🏭 Expand polluting gas power plants
🏭 Extend the life of oil refineries
💰 Give #BigOil billions in subsidies for failed #carboncapture https://twitter.com/cagovernor/status/1542513970237407235

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Our Business Network

The Climate Center’s Business Network is an association of over 70 businesses that are collaborating to find opportunities to build a climate-safe California. Members include a broad array of companies in a variety of sectors, including banking, finance, energy, food, wine, health care and more. Members gather regularly to share best practices and advocate for policies that clear the way for clean energy. Learn more.

Our Work

Community Energy Resiliance

In the face of California’s widespread power shutoffs and the rise of dirty fossil-fuel-powered back-up generators, The Climate Center has launched a new initiative to build resilience.
Learn more>>

Community Choice Energy

Learn what we are doing to spread affordable locally-controlled clean power options and innovative energy programs in the Central Valley and throughout California.
Learn more>>

Clean Mobility

Sustainable mobility includes electric vehicles, transit-oriented development, walkable communities, pedestrian and bike-friendly infrastructure (scooters too), public transportation, and more. Learn more>>

Carbon Sequestration

UN scientists have reported that soil carbon sequestration is among the cheapest methods with the greatest potential for removal of CO2 from the atmosphere. Learn more>>

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