Climate Change & CEQA:
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CA Air Resources Board Updates AB 32 Scoping Plan Economic Analysis

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has updated the economic analysis of the AB 32 Scoping Plan. This analysis estimates the state-level economic effects of implementing the Scoping Plan measures. Staff has worked closely with the Economic and Allocation Advisory Committee (EAAC) to refine methodologies and discuss results. This economic analysis update will help inform measure-specific analyses such as the California Cap-and-Trade Regulation. To view, click the image below.

AB 32 Scoping Plan Economic Analysis


For more information on the AB 32 economic analysis, please visit ARB's website.
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Department of Water Resources Climate Change White Paper

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR)has released its report Managing an Uncertain Future; Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for California's Water, which focuses discussion on the need for California's water managers to adapt to impacts of climate change. The report proposes 10 adaptation strategies in four categories. To view, click the image below.

DWR Climate Change White Paper

For more climate change information from the Department of Water Resources, visit their Climate Change Website.
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OPR Technical Advisory on Climate Change

The Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has posted a technical advisory on CEQA and Climate Change. This technical advisory provides OPR's perspective on the issue and precedes the development of draft implementing regulations for CEQA, in accordance with Senate Bill 97 (Chapter 185, Statutes of 2007). To view, click the image below.

OPR Technical Advisory

Please note that OPR has released a draft amendment to this Technical Advisory. For more information from OPR about CEQA Guidelines and Greenhouse Gases, please visit their Website.
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CARB - Preliminary Draft Staff Proposal Released

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has released a Preliminary Draft Staff Proposal entitled Recommended Approaches for Setting Interim Significance Thresholds for Greenhouse Gases under the California Environmental Quality Act. With this Staff Proposal, ARB staff is taking the first step toward developing recommended statewide interim thresholds of significance for GHGs that may be adopted by local agencies for their own use. To view, click the image below.

CARB Preliminary Draft Staff Proposal

For more information, please visit CARB's CEQA and Greenhouse Gases webpage.
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CAPCOA Climate Change White Paper

The California Air Pollution Control Officers Association (CAPCOA);has recently released a White Paper addressing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from projects subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This white paper has been prepared to support local governments as they develop their programs and policies around climate change issues. To view, click the image below.

CAPCOA Climate Change White Paper

This paper appears in CEQAmap by permission from CAPCOA. Please contact the authors directly for use or re-use in print, Web, or broadcast media. For more information about CAPCOA, please visit their website
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ICF Jones & Stokes Climate Change White Paper

Jones & Stokes, Environmental Consultants, have established a Climate Change Focus Group, which has published a white paper to demonstrate the framework for incorporating climate change into CEQA/NEPA documents. To view, click the image below.

ICF Jones & Stokes Climate Change White Paper

This paper appears in CEQAmap by permission from the authors. Please contact the authors directly for use or re-use in print, Web, or broadcast media.
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AEP Climate Change White Paper

The California Chapter of the Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) has published a white paper addressing global climate change (GCC) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To view, click the image below.

AEP Climate Change White Paper

Visit the AEP Web site for membership information and upcoming CEQA training seminars. Plan now to attend AEP's 2009 State Conference, March 15-18, 2009, in San Francisco.
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APA Climate Change Policy Paper

The California Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) has published a policy paper addressing global climate change (GCC) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To view, click the image below:

APA Climate Change Policy Paper

To become a member of APA, or to learn more about it, visit their web site.


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