California to Reduce GHG Emissions by 40%

California Governor Jerry Brown has announced a goal for California to reduce GHG emissions by 40% by 2030 from 1990 levels.

This is even more aggressive than President Obama’s federal plan, for 26-28% reduction from 2005 levels by 2025, and it is in line with EU targets.

Christiana Figueres, the executive secretary of the United Nations conference on climate change, praised the new action, and said in the article, “California’s announcement is a realization and a determination that will gladly resonate with other inspiring actions within the United States and around the globe.”

She also stated that “It is yet another reason for optimism in advance of the U.N. climate conference in Paris in December.”

To read The New York Times article, click here.