Testimony of Dr. Daniel Kammen to the California Senate Environmental Quality Committee

Daniel Kammen

California Senate Environmental Quality Committee
April 12, 2021

On April 12, 2021, BIDS Faculty Affiliate Daniel Kammen provided this testimony for the California Environmental Quality Committee in support of Senate Bill 582:

"Senate Bill 582 updates the statewide greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction target to 80% reductions by 2030; establishes climate restoration goals of achieving net negative GHGs by 2035; exercises global leadership to align California policies with a path to restore GHGs to preindustrial levels before 2050; and tasks the Office of Planning and Research (OPR) and other agencies with developing a just resilience plan to ensure that the path to achieving these climate goals is carried out equitably and provides additional resources to low-income and vulnerable communities.

"These are ambitious -- but I want to stress -- achievable goals, that are necessary for climate protection. Equally important, SB 582 will trigger and integrate a suite of actions that will invest in social justice and will be a huge net economic benefit for all Californians."

... Read Kammen's full testimony

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Daniel Kammen

Energy and Resources Group, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
Faculty Affiliate