California has made significant progress in improving its environment and reducing air pollution, all while achieving economic growth. CCEEB is committed to addressing our shared environmental problems through innovative policy solutions. This collection of resources is to support dialogue and shared understanding through the basics of air quality regulations in California.
Source: CARB, 2017. Reported as percentages
- Sea level rise
- Increased frequency of extreme weather events
- Shifts of flora and fauna
The California Global Warming Solution Act of 2006 (AB 32) is the foundation to California’s watershed climate change program. It requires a sharp reduction of GHG emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.
The California Air Resources Board is the lead regulatory agency for addressing climate change and GHG in California.
Criteria Pollutants refer to air pollutants for which the U.S. EPA has established national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) under the federal Clean Air Act. These six pollutants mix regionally and contributed to both environmental and human health impacts.
Criteria Pollutant emissions are emitted by multiple sources, both mobile and stationary. Mobile sources such as cars, trucks, and buses are significant emitters in urban environments. Though natural or biogenic sources, such as dust and wildfires, are also sources criteria pollutants.