Below is the framework for the types of policies that must be enacted by no later than 2025 to put California on track for net-negative emissions by 2030, catalyzing the nation and the world into accelerated climate action.
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This suite of climate-safe policies is built around the latest science and rapidly worsening climate reality. They are subject to revision based on new findings and input from a wide range of partners and expert advisers. Please share your feedback and interest in partnering together by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the draft comprehensive Executive Order that we provided to Governor Newsom in September 2020 based on Climate-Safe California, here.
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Climate-safe policies are those that lead to sufficient greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions – both from reducing GHG emissions and from drawing down GHGs from the atmosphere – so that the overall global temperature increase does not exceed, or returns to below, 1.5C warming from pre-industrial levels.
Net-Negative Emissions are achieved when, as a result of human activities, more greenhouse gases are removed from the atmosphere than are emitted into it (per UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Special Report: Global Warming of 1.5 ºC).
Drawdown begins when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline. This is the point when we begin the process of stopping further climate change and averting potentially catastrophic warming (per Project Drawdown).