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Climate-Safe California Campaign Reaches 1,000 Endorsements

Major milestone in effort to accelerate state climate leadership Santa Rosa, CA, March 24, 2021—Over 1,000 elected officials, business leaders, academics, organizations and community members have now endorsed The Climate Center’s Climate-Safe California campaign. By endorsing, they are sending a message that they want California to aggressively tackle the climate crisis with big investments now– … Read more

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Emissions Gap Report 2020: Where we are & where we should be to avoid catastrophe

from The United Nations Environment Programme Highlights The United Nations Environment Programme has released their Emissions Gap Report for 2020, highlighting where greenhouse gas predictions for 2030 are and how the world can avoid climate disaster Currently, the world is headed for temperature rise in excess of 3°C this century and 2020 has likely to … Read more

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New Executive Order from Governor Newsom on biodiversity, climate and working lands: A step in the right direction

On Wednesday Governor Gavin Newsom issued a new Executive Order N-82-20 that is another step forward in combating climate change. The order establishes the goal of protecting 30% of California’s lands and waters by 2030 while also outlining some initial actions required to get there. The governor’s bold leadership is urgently needed as climate change worsens … Read more

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The worst-case scenario for global warming tracks closely with actual emissions

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by Bob Berwyn, Inside Climate News Highlights The worst-case climate scenarios that feature the highest greenhouse gas emissions projections are the best ones to strategically plan for as they capture both future and historical emissions Though the use of coal is dwindling, cumulative concentrations of greenhouse gases that were emitted in the past play a … Read more

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Congressional Climate Crisis Action Plan would decarbonize U.S., add $8 trillion in benefits by 2050

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by Megan Mahajan, Forbes Highlights The U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis has released their climate policy report titled Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient and Just America  Climate policy firm Energy Innovation modeled a subset of the Select Committee’s recommendations using … Read more

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House Democrats’ climate plan is ambitious, but is it enough?

On Tuesday House Democrats unveiled a package of more than 120 pieces of legislation that seek to drive a transition to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, and the plan ties climate action to racial justice. Some pundits are saying that the plan shows just how far progressives have pushed the climate conversation. The plan is very similar to the Green New Deal, but lacks a ban on fracking and other rapid fossil fuel phase-out measures that will be required to avoid already looming climate catastrophe.

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California set to require zero-emissions trucks but timeline lags science

by Hiroko Tabuchi, The New York Times Highlights The California Air Resource Board unanimously voted in a new rule requiring more than half of all trucks sold in the state to be zero-emissions by 2035 This rule is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and establish California as an EV manufacturing hub … Read more

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Earth Day 2030: California celebrates reaching net-negative emissions

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Let’s imagine it is April 2030. In the early 2020s, as the coronavirus pandemic swept the world, we in California finally addressed the climate crisis at the speed and scale science demanded. Nation & World Collaborating for Speed & Scale Climate Action Today, Earth Day 2030, we celebrate the deep systemic changes we have collectively … Read more

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49% of world’s GDP now covered by net-zero targets, study says

By Matt Mace, edie.net Highlights: 121 nations with a collective $39 trillion in GDP have created net-zero emissions (carbon neutrality) targets in response to the 2018 IPCC 1.5C report. These nations are mobilizing to address the climate crisis 18 months after the IPCC 1.5C report was released Analysis found that only 16% of GDP was … Read more