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Climate Change Programs in California

Focus on how State programs are interfacing with regional and local efforts.

Michael McCormick

on 29 July 2013

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Transcript of Climate Change Programs in California

The Long View
Funding/ Support
Local Actions Lead
2013 : Institutionalization
Since 2005
“… no long term liability presents as great a danger to our wellbeing as the buildup of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.”

-Governor Jerry Brown, 2013 State of the State Address
Foundation Support
Revenue streams
Cap and Trade Revenue
Strategic Growth Council
Adaptation Funding Examples
local - special assessment districts
regional - joint procurement/grants
State - OPC LCP grants
federal - FEMA planning grants
Americorp Programs/volunteerism
ARB's Funding Wizard (www.coolcalifornia.org)
State Climate Change Programs
Emerging Regional Collaboratives
Integrated Regional Water Mgmt
COGs/MPOs - SB375/infrastructure risk
General Plans - Hazards/Safety/GHGs
Climate Action Plans - adding impacts
CEQA/NEPA - ensuring robust analysis
Special Districts - incorporating variability
Michael McCormick, AICP
Governor's Office of Planning and Research
In 2050, California will have
50 million people...

Continue to focus on emissions
Ensure long term trajectory
Regionalization - efficient and effective
Unique collaborations - relationships!
Think outside the box
Use an "everything possible" strategy
Institutionalization - normalization

Remember why we are doing this...
Governor's Order S-03-05
Establishes targets for:
Assembly Bill 32:
Global Warming
Solutions Act of 2006

Scoping Plan to Achieve
1990 levels by 2020

33% Renewables by 2020
Senate Bill 375
Connects Land Use
Transportation and
Housing in MPO Regions - GHG Targets for Each Region
Pavley 1 and 2 and
Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)
Technology and Fuel Standards
Cap and Trade:
First Auction Nov 2012
Quarterly Auctions

Possible linkages to other states/nations
Governor's Order S-13-08
California Adaptation Strategy
Vulnerability Assessments
Interagency Coordination

Visualizing impacts
Linkages to solutions
2009 California Adaptation Strategy
Planning Guide

A standardized process
Linkages to resources
Environmental Goals and Policy Report

Other Essential Partners and Allies
Support of Local/
Regional Efforts
Federal Partners:
FEMA, USGS, NASA, Dept of State, EPA,
and others

CPUC Data Center
Data Working Group
Climate Change Research Plan
State's Geoportal
Indicators of Progress
NGO Partners
International Partners
2013 California Adaptation Strategy Update

Concurrent with other program/policy efforts
State Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Connects to:
Recovery dollars
Local and regional plans
General plans
Infill Streamlining
Administrative Changes
Legislative Reform
Zero Emission Vehicles
Renewables (DG,PV)
GHG Protocols/SEEC Tools
Urban Footprint - Fiscal/Land Use
CalTrans MPO Adaptation Guidance
Climate Action Plan Guidance
General Plan Guidelines Update
California Water Plan Update
Local Energy Assurance Planning Tool
Adaptation Planning Guide
CDPH CAPs and Health
OPC Sea Level Rise Guidance
Extreme Heat and Health
Special Districts/LAFCOs
Institutionalization: Climate Change
AB32 Scoping Plan Update

Linkages to State Planning
For example, by 2050...

The vast majority (85%+) of vehicles will need to
be zero emission vehicles (ZEVs)


The energy sector will need to eliminate almost all emissions.
Where do local government have these discussions?
State efforts that are or will be influencing local climate change related policy
Desert Renewables Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP)

High Speed Rail (HSR)
Examples you may not have heard about:
Source: Center for Resource Efficient Communities
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