California

Target as reflected in the U.S.-China Climate Leaders Declaration: 

By 2020, California will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 17% to 1990 levels to 431 million metric tons of CO2e; Generate at least 33% of its electricity from renewable sources.

Reduce GHG emissions by 40% below 1990 emission levels by 2030, and 80% by 2050.

New Actions By 2030:

  • Increase electricity derived from renewable resources to 50%.
  • Reduce petroleum use in cars and trucks by up to 50%.
  • Double energy efficiency achieved in existing buildings and make heating fuels cleaner.
  • Reduce the release of short-lived climate pollutants, such as methane and black carbon.
  • Increase carbon sequestration on farms and rangelands and in forests and wetlands.

Climate Action Plan: 

AB 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006
      AB 32 requires California to reduce its GHG emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 — a reduction of approximately 15 percent below emissions expected under a “business as usual” scenario.

The Scoping Plan specifies the regulations and programs to implement AB32

SB 350 Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015
      Sets future targets for 2030. Establishes targets to increase retail sales of renewable electricity to 50 percent by 2030 and double the energy efficiency savings in electricity and natural gas end uses by 2030. 

Bilateral Partnership & Cooperation: 

China-California MOU

Year Declaration Signed: