Title

Bill 21: Co2 in Cali

Document Type

Presentation

Type

EnACT

UN Sustainable Development Goal

UNSDG #13: Climate Action

Start Date

29-4-2020 10:45 AM

End Date

29-4-2020 11:00 AM

Abstract

A rising problem in the world today is global warming. Glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, forests are dying, and wildlife is struggling to adapt. It has become clear that humans have been the cause of this by trapping enormous amounts of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. These gasses trap heat and are causing the globe to warm up. Many locations around the Earth have seen the signs and started to take action against this threat. One of those locations in California. In 2006 California passed the Californian Assembly Bill 32. The main purpose of this bill is to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emitted by the state. The goal of this bill is to reduce emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and to further reduce emissions to 40% below the 1990 levels by 2030. While the bill does not state how the state of California is going to reach this goal, it does state that all sources of greenhouse gasses will see reductions in emissions. In a way to implement this bill and fund it, the state has created a fee for all large producers of greenhouse glass. This fee is collected annually from large sources of greenhouse gas emitters, including oil refineries, electricity power plants, cement plants, and other industrial sources. Because of this companies will have to look to more eco-friendly ways of manufacturing products unless they want to pay the government extra for not meeting regulations. This bill has proven effective as shown by the reduction in certain greenhouse gases being emitted. There have been some problems with energy prices rising as companies are struggling to meet regulations. While the bill isn't perfect California has taken steps to end climate change.

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Bill 21: Co2 in Cali

A rising problem in the world today is global warming. Glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, forests are dying, and wildlife is struggling to adapt. It has become clear that humans have been the cause of this by trapping enormous amounts of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. These gasses trap heat and are causing the globe to warm up. Many locations around the Earth have seen the signs and started to take action against this threat. One of those locations in California. In 2006 California passed the Californian Assembly Bill 32. The main purpose of this bill is to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emitted by the state. The goal of this bill is to reduce emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and to further reduce emissions to 40% below the 1990 levels by 2030. While the bill does not state how the state of California is going to reach this goal, it does state that all sources of greenhouse gasses will see reductions in emissions. In a way to implement this bill and fund it, the state has created a fee for all large producers of greenhouse glass. This fee is collected annually from large sources of greenhouse gas emitters, including oil refineries, electricity power plants, cement plants, and other industrial sources. Because of this companies will have to look to more eco-friendly ways of manufacturing products unless they want to pay the government extra for not meeting regulations. This bill has proven effective as shown by the reduction in certain greenhouse gases being emitted. There have been some problems with energy prices rising as companies are struggling to meet regulations. While the bill isn't perfect California has taken steps to end climate change.