|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2007
International Symposium on Near-Term Solutions for
Climate Change Mitigation in California
SACRAMENTO - The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 established a statewide target for greenhouse
gas reduction by 2020 and directed the Air Resources Board (ARB) to develop a list of near-term solutions to be
implemented by 2010. Pursuant to this directive, the ARB will hold a three-day symposium to explore technologically
feasible and cost-effective strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The symposium will promote discussion
of new technologies, existing processes and other methods that will reduce in-state emissions of the six major
Dates and Times:
Monday, March 5, 2007
From 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
From 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
From 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
Byron Sher Auditorium
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814
Speakers from the government and private sectors will tackle the emission reduction potential of a given strategy,
costs of implementing strategies, and the extent to which the strategy has been successfully demonstrated. Panels
will address mitigation of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and gases with high global warming potential
(GWP). On the last day, the international portion of the symposium will feature representatives from other countries
who will present their programs and participate in a roundtable discussion. For a complete agenda, click here
The event will be webcast at http://www.calepa.ca.gov/broadcast. Audience's participation is encouraged. Questions
and comments to the presenting speakers can be submitted during the event to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Air Resources Board is a department of the California Environmental Protection
Agency. ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective
reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air
pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.