Climate Change Project

About This Project

Geographic focus: statewide

Main activity: legislative and administrative efforts, state regulatory agencies


In 2006, CCEEB launched the Climate Change Project to assist the state in its implementation of AB 32 and the development of California’s climate change policies. Today, the project brings together a diverse group of organizations, and routinely communicates directly with legislative and administrative decision makers.

The Climate Change Project works to ensure that the state develops an efficient and effective regulatory structure that reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in California. To protect the health of the economy, CCEEB supports credible and transparent economic evaluations of state programs. The Project works toward the success of California’s cap-and-trade program, strategic use of auction proceeds to reduce GHG emissions, the state’s complementary climate policies and Sustainable Community Strategies, and the development of consistent and comprehensive emission inventories. CCEEB represents project members at numerous proceedings and in stakeholder groups, including the Joint Legislative Committee on Climate Change Policies.

Project Details

Project Manager: Kendra Daijogo, The Gualco Group, Inc.
Regulatory Lead: Mikhael Skvarla, The Gualco Group, Inc.

Meeting Location: Sacramento, CA

Project Issues
  • Climate change-related legislation
  • Scoping Plan Update
  • Cap-and-Trade, rule amendments, and technical issues
    • Linkage to other jurisdictions
    • Industry assistance factors, price ceiling, price containment, offsets and offset usage limits
    • Direct environmental benefits
  • Mandatory Reporting Rule and enforcement
  • Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) and use of cap-and-trade revenue
    • GGRF spending, ensuring cost effectiveness, and technology/fuel neutrality
  • SB 1383 and Short-lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy
    • Aerial methane analysis
    • SF6 Regulation and phase-out from gas insulated switchgear
  • Carbon neutrality by 2045
  • Governor’s Executive Order N-79-20
  • Water-Energy Nexus
  • CARB mobile source strategy
  • Long term energy infrastructure
    • SB 350 implementation
    • SB 100 Implementation
    • Wildfire legislation implementation and possible follow-ups
    • Monitor IEPR and IPR
    • Building Decarbonization
  • Sustainable Community Strategies – SB 375 implementation
  • Amendments to the Low-Carbon Fuel Standard
  • Climate resiliency and adaptation