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CalEPA and CARB Discuss California Climate Investments Initiative

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) are inviting members of the public to participate in community meetings to discuss use of proceeds raised through the state’s Cap-and-Trade auctions to fund projects that reduce greenhouse gases in disadvantaged and low-income communities through the California Climate Investments initiative. The meetings focus on two questions: how to identify disadvantaged communities and how to assess benefits of proposed projects to individuals living in these communities.

This week, CalEPA and CARB staff are hosting a meeting in Oakland, California to share their initial thinking on these issues and seek public input. The meeting is part of the implementation of Senate Bill 535 (De León, 2012) and Assembly Bill 1550 (Gomez, 2016).

Meeting Details: 6–8 p.m., Monday, February 6 at the Elihu Harris Building at 1515 Clay Street in Oakland, California.

In addition, a webinar will be presented on Tuesday February 7, 2017, from 2–4 p.m. The webinar may be accessed here. Notice of public meetings and additional materials are available here.