State and US Regional Policies

Climate Policy in California: What It Means for the State and Beyond

May 22, 2013 | Dallas Burtraw

I recently testified before a California Senate Select Committee on the state’s climate policies about California’s interactions in the development of policy across the country and internationally. I highlighted the four main points below in my remarks, and you can read the full testimony here.

  • California is not alone. It is joined by many other jurisdictions in reducing climate pollution.
  • But California is the leader in designing climate policy.
  • California’s leadership is accelerating the erosion of climate gridlock at the international level.
  • The value of leadership accrues to Californians, through innovation, economic growth, and environmental quality.