California Air Resources Board Uses the SCC in Updated Climate Change Plan

  • Application

    Climate change scoping plan

  • Date

    November 2017
  • Details

    California Air Resources Board used the SCC and the social cost of methane in the scoping plan for the state’s updated climate change policy. 1 The Board finalized the scoping plan in November 2017.

  • SCC Value(s)

    Based on IWG SCC

  • Reference

  • Legal Authority

    Two companion bills were passed in the California legislature in the summer of 2016 to renew the state’s climate change policy, one of which mandates the Air Resources Board to consider the “social costs of greenhouse gases” in the analysis that underlies the new policy’s accompanying regulations. 2

  1.  Cal. Air Res. Bd., The 2017 Climate Change Scoping Plan Update: The Proposed Strategy for Achieving California’s 2030 Greenhouse Gas Target (Jan. 20, 2017) ↩︎
  2.  Cal. Health & Safety Code §§ 38562.5 & 38562.7. ↩︎

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