California Accomplishments in Addressing Climate Change and the Role of the State in the Coming Decade

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January 16, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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Recently California announced the 2016 greenhouse gas emissions inventory. We achieved our goal of reducing emissions to 1990 levels four years ahead of the 2020 target date. This talk will look at how that was achieved — what is working and what isn’t. As we plan for a further 40% reduction by 2030, how can that be achieved and what is the role of California in the global context of reducing world-wide emissions in the developing and developed countries. 

Dr. Bob Epstein is a Beth El member, and an entrepreneur and engineer with a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Bob led the E2 team that helped to pass California’s major global warming bills – the “Clean Cars Bill” and the “Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006”. Bob’s community activities are focused on the environment, public education, sustainable food systems and music. His full bio can be read here.