California’s Climate Action: Leadership from the States
This event provided insights into California’s commitment to tackling climate change and protecting its natural environment.
Co-sponsored by the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and Resources for the Future
California has implemented some of the toughest policies in the country to curb GHG emissions and confront climate change, recently extending until 2030 its landmark cap-and-trade program. In response to projections for future impacts, the state is also taking steps to adapt to a changing climate that will likely bring conditions for more frequent and severe droughts and wildfires. This event provided insights into California’s commitment to tackling climate change and protecting its natural environment. Panelists discussed the process for crafting and building support for the climate law and its impacts on industry as well as lessons to be drawn for similar efforts.
Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow
Dallas Burtraw is the Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow at RFF. Burtraw’s research includes analysis of the distributional and regional consequences of climate policy and the evolution of electricity markets, including renewables integration.
Media Highlight — Aug 23, 2023
POLITICO: "There's a Run on Carbon Credits. That's Good News for the Budget."
A segment in POLITICO's new California Climate newsletter quotes RFF Senior Fellow Dallas Burtraw regarding the state's recent auction of greenhouse gas permits.
Testimony and Public Comments — May 15, 2023
Comments to the Washington Department of Ecology on Connecting Washington’s Cap-and-Invest Program to Other Carbon Markets
To the Washington Department of Ecology on the potential for Washington State to link its carbon market with the shared market of California and Quebec.
Data Tool — Sep 30, 2022
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