The California Carbon Challenge is a simulation of some tough choices policymakers face in seeking to address climate change.
In 2006, California passed the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) which requires California to reduce its emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gasses to a specified target by the year 2020. In the fall of 2016, California passed Senate Bill 32 (SB 32), which further requires that statewide greenhouse gas emissions are reduced to 40% below the 1990 level by 2030. The California Carbon Challenge lets you decide how to reach the state’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal. Some decisions have already been made by state officials, but you can choose whatever policy choices you like. How will you reduce greenhouse gas emissions?