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California: A Leader Twice Over

The State of California has extended its leading cap-and-trade program for another decade, demonstrating to the global community that a huge part of the US economy has a viable plan to meet very aggressive carbon mitigation goals that are consistent with the path to deep decarbonization needed globally to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. This new legislation allows California to retain compliance flexibility—potentially including linkages with Canadian provinces--and thereby facilitates the state’s high level of ambition. continue reading »

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California’s AB 617: A New Frontier in Air Quality Management…if funded

Last week, Governor Brown signed AB 617—a law relating to criteria air pollutants and toxic air contaminants from sources other than vehicles. This new law, which passed alongside AB 398 extending California’s cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas emissions, has the potential to make meaningful progress in reducing air pollution impacting disadvantaged communities and improving health outcomes. continue reading »

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The Paris Agreement – You Can Pull Out, You Can Ignore It, but Here’s What You Can’t Do

US President Donald Trump has made it clear that he is no fan of the Paris Agreement.  After all Candidate Trump repeatedly stated he would “cancel” the Paris Agreement. The Trump Administration has now indicated that the decision on the fate of US participation in the international agreement will come by late May of this... continue reading »

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CCAP Expanding Waste Program through Deepening Partnership with CCAC

Building on its experience developing Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions for the waste sector in Chile, Colombia and Peru, CCAP is deepening its partnership with the Climate and Clean Air Coalition’s (CCAC) Municipal Solid Waste Initiative (MSWI) and expanding the impact of its waste program to new countries and cities through several activities described below. Together... continue reading »

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Supporting a Peruvian Energy Transition through Distributed Generation

On February 23, 2017, CCAP and Peruvian non-profit Libélula co-organized a workshop on distributed generation in Peru, hosted by the Peruvian Ministry of Environment in the framework of the Support Project for Climate Change Management (Proyecto de Apoyo a la Gestión del Cambio Climático) that fosters INDC implementation in the country. Complementing ongoing work between... continue reading »

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