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Testimony: California Air Resources Board must prioritize proven solutions, not carbon capture scams, in final Scoping Plan

The California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) updated Scoping Plan, the state’s five-year climate blueprint, will play a key role in determining the direction of California’s climate policy. California must lead the way with bold, accelerated, and equitable climate policies. With CARB’s December deadline looming, The Climate Center and our allies are urging the agency to: … Read more

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Stockton City Council votes unanimously for Community Choice Aggregation

Stockton City Council Meeting

On Tuesday, September 13, the Stockton City Council voted unanimously to join the East Bay Community Energy Community Choice Aggregation joint powers authority. “I’ve been working on this goal since 2016 because I recognize that Community Choice Energy offers opportunities not only to increase consumer choice and strengthen the Stockton economy, but to also address the climate … Read more

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5 climate priorities as California’s legislative session wraps up for 2022

Climate Rally in Sacramento Last Chance Alliance

With less than two weeks left in the legislative session for this year, Governor Newsom has released a set of game-changing climate proposals. His draft climate package includes a more ambitious goal for reducing climate pollution by 2030, public health setbacks from dangerous oil and gas drilling, and a commitment to nature-based carbon sequestration.  This is great … Read more

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Congratulations Ann Hancock, recipient of the Heart of Sonoma County lifetime achievement award

Ann Hancock

We’re delighted to share that The Climate Center co-founder Ann Hancock has been recognized with the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership’s Heart of Sonoma County lifetime achievement award! The awards recognized 98 nominees across eight categories for their contributions to civic life in Sonoma County. I’ve known and worked with Ann for nearly two … Read more

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Q&A: Climate-friendly agriculture at Straus Family Creamery, with Albert Straus and Joseph Button

Albert Straus

I sat down recently with owner Albert Straus and Sustainability Director Joseph Button to discuss Straus Family Creamery’s approach to creating a climate-friendly dairy. Straus is a member of The Climate Center’s Business Network, a group of more than 70 businesses collaborating to advance bold, equitable climate policy in California. Straus is also pioneering techniques … Read more

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Welcome to our newest board members!

Jean S. Fraser, Elliot Hinds, and Susan Longville

Three new members have joined The Climate Center Board of Directors to advance our mission of rapidly reducing climate pollution at scale. We’re thrilled to welcome Jean S. Fraser, Chief Executive Officer for the Presidio Trust; Elliot Hinds, a partner in the Corporate Practice Group; and Susan Longville, a water policy analyst who has worked … Read more

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Join The Climate Center for the 2022 California Green Fondo Climate Ride

Emily cycling in community

Only a few spaces remain on the California Green Fondo Climate Ride, a charitable event, which will take place May 13-15, 2022 in the beautiful wooded hills of the San Francisco Bay Area. This Green Fondo is a take on the Gran Fondo-style rides with a sustainability focus, and The Climate Center is a beneficiary! … Read more

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Q&A: Behind the scenes at COP26 with Alex Gilchrist and Susan Thomas

The Climate Center COP26

In 2021, The Climate Center became an official observer organization of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), giving us the opportunity to participate in the COP26 global climate talks in November in Glasgow. Joining CEO Ellie Cohen (second from right) in Glasgow were long-time partner Alex Gilchrist (left) and Board of Directors … Read more

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Don’t mourn, organize: What I learned as an official observer at COP26

Global Day of Action, climate march through the streets of Glasgow

What an invigorating, inspiring, challenging, and frustrating ten days in Glasgow for the United Nations annual global climate summit, COP26. There were almost 40,000 people registered and up to 10,000 there any single day, even with attendance limited due to COVID. People from all over the world came together to share their stories of climate … Read more