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California's Governor, Jerry Brown, signs an air pollution bill. Photo credit: California Air Resources Board

Nominee:

The State of California

Initiative:

Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy & Super-Pollutant Reduction Act

Region:

North America

Pollutants targeted: Black carbon and co-pollutants, Methane, Tropospheric ozone, HFCs

 

About

The State of California has put the most comprehensive and strongest set of targets for reducing SLCP emissions into state law, and has developed a detailed plan to meet these targets. Targeted levels for 2030 emissions, compared to 2013 levels, include: 50% reduction in black carbon emissions, 40% reduction in methane emissions, and 40% reduction in HFC emissions.  
   

Website:

www.arb.ca.gov

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