The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has released the draft 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan for 45-day public comment. The Scoping Plan, which must be updated every five years according to the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, includes various strategies to meet the state’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals by 2030.  

In the latest draft, the Scoping Plan proposes strategies to reduce GHG emissions from numerous sources across the state including transportation, manufacturing, building construction, landfills and solid waste, natural and working lands, and the state’s electrical grid. The 225-page plan also addresses local climate action plans, CEQA mitigation and environmental justice.  

The complete draft Scoping Plan and supporting documents can be viewed on CARB’s website. Comments are due no later than June 24, 2022 or at the hearing. For more information, contact RCRC Senior Policy Advocate, Stacy Heaton.