California is a leader in developing and implementing policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and improve efficient use of energy and other resources. Yet policymakers are often limited in their access to transparent and high-quality technical and economic models that can help them evaluate plausible future scenarios and assess environmental and economic impacts of current or proposed policy targets and policy instruments. The California Climate Policy Modeling (CCPM) Dialogue is an ongoing project that seeks to bring together policy makers, modeling groups, and key stakeholders in the state to:
- Improve the state of knowledge of plausible pathways/scenarios for future technology adoption, energy use, air quality, and greenhouse gas emissions.
- Identify plausible mid-point goals and/or targets for greenhouse gas emissions between 2020 and 2050.
- Discuss policy options needed for meeting the state’s climate and air quality goals, identify policy gaps, and improve existing policies.
- Improve the state of modeling, including identifying ways to make models and model findings more useful and accessible to policymakers and other stakeholders.
UC Davis periodically organizes workshops to promote discussion, collaboration, and progress on CCPM priorities. Materials from past workshops can be accessed using the links below.