California Climate Change Target Setting: A Workshop Report and Recommendations to the State of California Based on the Third California Climate Policy Modeling Dialogue and Workshop

California has a range of existing and proposed targets toward a low carbon future. This paper summarizes an analytical review, focused on modeling approaches and what is known about their feasibility and cost. The findings in this paper are based on the Climate Change Policy Modeling (CCPM) forum, which included modelers, policy makers and stakeholders evaluating targets and pathways to low-carbon futures and identifying required policies to achieve goals. The third forum, CCPM-3, was on May 14th, 2018, at the University of California, Davis and provided critical discussion and a gathering of the key experts in this topic area. This report builds on the findings of CCPM and integrates with other literature where possible. It includes a review of the CO2- relevant targets, discussion of studies and modeling efforts to assess meeting such targets, including feasibility and cost. This includes analysis in the transportation and energy sectors, as well as land use and carbon sequestration.

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    • This document was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
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    University of California, Davis

    Institute of Transportation Studies
    Davis, CA  United States  95616

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    University of California, Davis

    Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Davis

    Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy
    Davis, CA  United States 

    Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC

    650 Childs Way
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089
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  • Publication Date: 2019-4

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final White Paper
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 36p

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  • Accession Number: 01712478
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCD-18-23, UCD-ITS-RR-19-06
  • Contract Numbers: USDOT Grant 69A3551747109
  • Files: BTRIS, UTC, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 18 2019 4:31PM