Once a climate leader, the state of California has now fallen behind in the race to curb the climate crisis. In order to ensure that current and future generations of Californians have the chance to live and thrive, we need our elected leaders to step up today and take action at the speed and scale required by science.
Fortunately, we have a plan. 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.
The Climate-Safe California platform is built on four pillars:
- Phase out fossil fuels from vehicles, electricity, our homes, and more;
- Invest in resilient communities and clean energy systems;
- Scale up carbon sequestration in soils and habitats; and
- Unlock public and private funding for climate action.
These initiatives fit together like pieces of a puzzle: we need to pursue all of them in tandem to deliver on the promise of a climate-safe future. If we can do this in California — the fifth-largest economy in the world and a major oil and gas-producing state — we can do it anywhere. It’s time for our state to lead the way on climate again.
Urge your local representative to endorse Climate-Safe California today.