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California Climate Change Target Setting: A Workshop Report and Recommendations to the State of California Based on the Third California Climate Policy Modeling Dialogue and Workshop

UCD-ITS-RR-19-06

Research Report

Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways (STEPS), Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, & Ec

Available online at: https://doi.org/10.7922/G21G0JGB

Suggested Citation:
Brown, Austin, Lewis Fulton, Rosa Dominguez-Faus (2019) California Climate Change Target Setting: A Workshop Report and Recommendations to the State of California Based on the Third California Climate Policy Modeling Dialogue and Workshop. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, Research Report UCD-ITS-RR-19-06

California has a range of existing and proposed targets toward a low carbon future. This paper summarizes an analytical review, focused on modeling approaches and what is known about their feasibility and cost. The findings in this paper are based on the Climate Change Policy Modeling (CCPM) forum, which included modelers, policy makers and stakeholders evaluating targets and pathways to low-carbon futures and identifying required policies to achieve goals. The third forum, CCPM-3, was on May 14th, 2018, at the University of California, Davis and provided critical discussion and a gathering of the key experts in this topic area This report builds on the findings of CCPM and integrates with other literature where possible. It includes a review of the CO2-relevant targets, discussion of studies and modeling efforts to assess meeting such targets, including feasibility and cost. This includes analysis in the transportation and energy sectors, as well as land use and carbon sequestration.

Key words: zero emission vehicles, greenhouse gas emissions, policy, travel demand, mathematical models, climate change