The California Air Resources Board (CARB) will be hosting a Public Workshop to update its 2022 Scoping Plan. The 2022 Scoping Plan Update will assess progress towards achieving the Senate Bill 32 2030 target and lay out a path to achieve carbon neutrality by no later than 2045. CARB will initiate development of modeled scenarios to illustrate outcomes that lead to carbon neutrality. This workshop provides an opportunity for stakeholders to provide input on key questions related to future energy and technology options to help define paths to achieve carbon neutrality.
California achieved its 2020 target four years earlier than mandated and the 2017 Scoping Plan Update laid out a cost-effective and technologically feasible path to achieve a 40% reduction from 1990 levels by 2030. Achieving carbon neutrality will bring a number of changes to California, including moving the State away from fossil fuel combustion in a manner that supports job retention and creation as California makes a just transition towards a clean energy economy.
This workshop is part of a series of workshops CARB is hosting in support of the 2022 Scoping Plan Update. Relevant materials will be available on CARB’s AB 32 Climate Change Scoping Plan Meetings & Workshops webpage prior to the workshops.
In 2006, the Legislature passed the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 [Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32)], which created a comprehensive, multi-year program to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in California. AB 32 required CARB to develop a Scoping Plan that describes the approach California will take to reduce GHGs to achieve the goal of reducing emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.
Each of the Scoping Plans have included a suite of policies centered around regulations, incentives and carbon pricing to help the State achieve its GHG targets, in large part leveraging existing programs whose primary goal is to reduce harmful air pollution. The Scoping Plan will likely affect the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in the future.
The workshop will be held virtually on:
Date: Tuesday August 17, 2021
Time: 9:30 am – 1:00 pm (Pacific time)