Implementation of the AB 32 Scoping Plan
This page last reviewed April 22, 2013
approved by the Air Resources Board (ARB) December 11, 2008, provides
the outline for actions to reduce California’s greenhouse gas (GHG)
emissions. The Scoping Plan requires ARB and several other state
agencies to adopt regulations and other initiatives to reduce the
state’s GHG emissions.
The Next Chapters (graphic to the
right) - shows where we are in the AB 32 implementation process.
ARB has already adopted a number of regulations outlined in the Scoping
Plan, and is continuing to fully implement Scoping Plan measures.
Under AB 32, the state must reduce GHG emissions to 1990 levels, or
lower, by 2020. In the long term, California established the
aggressive goal of reducing emissions by 80 percent below 1990 levels
by 2050 pursuant to Governor’s Executive Order S-3-05.
AB 32 requires ARB to update the Scoping Plan every five years. We are currently in the process of developing the update for release in late 2013. The Scoping Plan update will highlight progress towards the 2020 emission reduction goal, describe the transition to achieve the post-2020 goals by providing a high-level view of our long-term strategy, as well as define climate priorities for the next five years.
The update will lay out five critical “focus areas” to be addressed, including:
- Transportation, fuels, and infrastructure
- Energy generation, transmission, and efficiency
In addition, ARB plans to hold initial public workshops in coordination with local air and transportation agencies to discuss preliminary concepts for updating the Scoping Plan and to gain local/regional perspective on both progress and future direction for California’s climate change programs.
For more information about the 2013 Scoping Plan update, please visit: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/scopingplan/scopingplan.htm
For questions, please contact: Johnnie Raymond at (916) 445-8279