This page last reviewed September 14, 2016

AB 32 Scoping Plan Public Workshops

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) developed the Scoping Plan mandated by the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32). Please look below for our public meeting schedule.

Public Meeting Schedule:

Date and Time Title Location Materials
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Public Workshop on the Transportation Sector to Inform Development of the 2030 Target Scoping Plan Update California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA)
Byron Sher Auditorium
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814
The webpage for public comment will be live beginning September 14, 2016 at 8:00 AM (PDT). The deadline to submit comments is September 28, 2016 5:00 PM (PDT).

Staying in Touch

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Archived Meetings:


August 23, 2016 In San Francisco

Public Workshop on the Energy Sector to Inform Development of the 2030 Target Scoping Plan Update

June 2016 Scoping Plan Concept Paper

April 27, 2016 in Fresno

Public Workshop on the Agriculture Sector to Inform Development of the 2030 Target Scoping Plan Update

March 23, 2016 in Sacramento

Public Workshop on the Natural and Working Lands Sector to Inform Development of the 2030 Target Scoping Plan Update

January 15, 2016 in Sacramento

Scoping Plan Economic Analysis Workshop


October 1, 2015 in Sacramento

Scoping Plan Update to Reflect 2030 Target.


May 22, 2014 in Sacramento

Board Hearing to Consider Final Plan Update.  The Board approved the First Update to the Climate Change Scoping Plan.

February 20, 2014 in Sacramento

Board Meeting Update.


October 24, 2013 in Sacramento

Informational Status Report to the Board on the AB 32 Scoping Plan Update Discussion Draft.

October 15, 2013 in Sacramento

Scoping Plan Public Workshop on Discussion Draft.


July 30, 2013 in Bay Area

Regional Scoping Plan Public Workshop

July 18, 2013 in San Joaquin Valley

Regional Scoping Plan Public Workshop

June 26, 2013 in Los Angeles

Regional Scoping Plan Public Workshop


June 13, 2013 in Sacramento

Kickoff Scoping Plan Public Workshop


Note: No public meetings occurred during 2012.

2011 - 2007

August 24, 2011 in Sacramento

Public Hearing to Consider Approval of the AB 32 Scoping Plan Functional Equivalent Document (including the Supplement) and the AB 32 Scoping Plan

July 8, 2011 in Sacramento

Public Workshop to Discuss the Supplement to the AB 32 Scoping Plan Functional Equivalent Document (FED)


December 11, 2008 in Sacramento

Board Meeting - Public Meeting to Consider Approval of AB 32 Scoping Plan to Reduce GHG Emissions in CA.

Board Approves Climate Change Scoping Plan (News Release)

November 20 & 21, 2008 in Sacramento

Board Meeting - Proposed AB 32 Scoping Plan Board Discussion Item - Public Testimony

September 26, 2008 in Sacramento

AB 32 Scoping Plan - Supplemental Evaluations Public Workshop

August 8, 2008 in San Jose | August 15, 2008 in San Diego

ARB held two Regional Scoping Plan Workshops. These workshops were informational in nature.

July 8 in Los Angeles | July 14 in Fresno | July 17, 2008 in Sacramento

ARB held a series of Public Workshops throughout California on the Draft Scoping Plan.

June 26, 2008

ARB's Office of Climate Change presented a Report to the Board on Initial Draft of a Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in California (AB 32 Scoping Plan)

May 28, 2008

ARB held an Informational Board Workshop on Policy Tools for the AB 32 Scoping Plan.  Expert Panels, along with ETAAC and EJAC representatives, presented information on the program design options considered in the Plan.

Background Materials:


May 19, 2008

ARB held a Policy Scenarios Workshop to explore different emission reduction strategies.  Staff presented different combinations of potential emission reduction measures.


Morning Session:

Afternoon Session:

January 16, 2008

ARB held a Workshop on Alternative Mechanisms to discuss the various mechanisms that are available to achieve the 2020 emission reduction targets, including direct regulations, markets, voluntary actions, and incentives.


December 14, 2007

ARB held a Sector-Based Workshop. Staff provided an overview of the sectors responsible for the largest percentage of greenhouse gas emissions as well as providing an overview of the staff's current thinking about potential emission reduction measures for the Scoping Plan.


November 30, 2007

ARB held a Public Workshop to explain the Scoping Plan Process and Schedule, and to initiate a discussion about the structure of the Scoping Plan such as how commitments should be designed, cost-effectiveness methodologies, and other basic elements of the Plan.

For questions or comments regarding the AB 32 Climate Change Scoping Plan, please contact: 

Stephanie Kato

Natalie Lee

Jakub Zielkiewicz

Climate Change