Long Range Plans Supporting Climate Stabilization


WHEREAS, (1) Stabilizing our climate at a livable level is critical to our future; (2) the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission targets of the Governor's Executive Order S-3-05 were designed by climate scientists to support stabilizing the climate at a livable level; (3) S-3-05's GHG emission targets are (a) the year 2000 level by year 2010, (b) the 1990 level by 2020, and (c) 80% below the 1990 level by 2050;

WHEREAS, Regional associations of municipal governments, municipal governments, and state agencies may approve long-range plans that do not support climate stabilization;

WHEREAS, Regions around the state are preparing Regional Transportation Plans (RTPs); municipal governments around the state are preparing Climate Action Plans (CAPs) and General Plan Updates; and state agencies prepare long-range plans that have significant GHG implications;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party urges all Democrats to support and work for long-range plans that achieve GHG emission reductions that align with the climate-stabilizing prescription of the latest climate science as determined by, no worse than, the Governors Executive Order, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party will communicate this position to Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General Kamala Harris, and the California Air Resources Board Chair.

Authored by: Michael Bullock
Supported by: San Diego County Democratic Party


Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its November 2013 Executive Board Meeting
Westin Hotel, Millbrae
November 24, 2013






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