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International Symposium on
Near-Term Solutions for Climate Change
Mitigation in California

 March 5-7, 2007

Byron Sher Auditorium
California Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters Building
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA

A Symposium hosted by the California Air Resources Board

The purpose of this symposium was to explore options available to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors based primarily on technology solutions, with emphasis on identifying regulatory or non-regulatory actions the California Air Resources Board can implement in the near term and pursuant to The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (pdf-110 KB). This Act directs the Board to develop a list of near-term solutions. To assist in achieving this goal, the conference will promote discussion of new technologies, implementation of available technologies, and other methods for primarily reducing in-state emissions of the six major greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulfur hexaflouride. Other greenhouse gases or other approaches such as voluntary measures, public education, incentives, and other mechanisms will be discussed. The agenda was available here as a web page. The presentations given at the symposium will be posted here prior to the web cast so people who are viewing from the web cast can view the presentation slides as they are being shown.

Click here for a pdf version of the agenda. (75 KB pdf)
The symposium was co-sponsored by the following:




REGISTRATION IS CLOSED for the symposium. As indicated earlier, registration was limited due to space constraints. We are sorry if this creates an inconvenience for some who wished to participate; however, we cannot accommodate more attendees. Please be aware that the entire event will be broadcast via the website. Links to the web cast and instructions for e-mailing questions to speakers will be posted on this website as the event draws near. Thank you for your interest in the symposium.We have not reserved a block of rooms for the Symposium. Please make your own reservations at the downtown hotel of your choice. The following links will help you with the amenities in Downtown Sacramento.Downtown Sacramento Website
We have also developed a separate list of restaurants and posted a map in pdf form, available below.Map of Downtown Sacramento

List of Restaurants

If you have special accommodation or language needs, please contact Ms. Rebecca Boyer as soon as possible, via phone at (916) 322-4560 or e-mail at

TTY/TDD/Speech-to Speech users may dial 7-1-1 for the California Relay Service.

For further information, contact Dorothy Shimer (
or Alberto Ayala (