Newsom and several cabinet members will be traveling with lawmakers to Glasgow, Scotland, next week for side events at the United Nations Climate Conference.
State resource secretaries had planned to discuss this with media and stakeholders Thursday, but bumped those calls to Friday after Democrats reached an agreement on climate provisions in the Build Back Better plan.
Air Resources Board members, meanwhile, called for more climate action during discussions on its mobile source strategy and on the most recent findings from the UN climate panel. Environmental justice groups ahead of the meeting filed a petition to remove dairy digesters from the Low Carbon Fuel Standard program. Dairy groups pushed back during the hearing, arguing the state would undercut its most successful program for reducing methane emissions.
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The State Board of Food and Ag will meet Tuesday to hear about climate impacts to farmers as well as opportunities to expand the state’s climate-smart ag programs. A soil scientist will deliver a presentation on the potential for carbon sequestration on natural and working lands.
“We need to be innovative and bold to meet our future climate goals,” said Ross ahead of the meeting.