Since the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) was passed into law in 2006, California has expanded its sustainability efforts and innovated new solutions to reduce our carbon footprint. We’ve cultivated public-private partnerships to support our climate change goals while fostering community benefits, resulting in a diversified clean energy portfolio, increased use of electric cars and a booming new “clean tech” field.
A new bill introduced by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills)—SB 32—would extend the environmental standards set by AB 32 by requiring California to reach an even more ambitious greenhouse gas emission limit of 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.
SB 32 sets clear, achievable climate pollution targets and adds certainty to businesses investing for the long term in California. The LABC is pleased to offer our strong support for SB 32.
California is a global leader in fighting climate change and incorporating sustainability into the workplace. When we reduce our carbon footprint and elevate our business practices, we challenge the world to do the same. Our communities, and our planet, stand to benefit from SB 32.