UCLA School of Law was proud to host a hearing of the California Senate Select Committee on Climate Change and AB 32 Implementation. The hearing featured testimony on climate science, AB 32 implementation, and opportunities to invest revenue from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions in ways that create jobs, reduce pollution, and strengthen communities. Five members of the California legislature attended the hearing, including Select Committee Chair Sen. Fran Pavley.
The Committee heard expert testimony from academics, policymakers, and representatives of organizations with climate and environmental goals. Much of the focus concerned potential uses for the funds generated by the state's cap-and-trade allowance auctions. Among panelists called to testify on this issue was Cara Horowitz, Executive Director of the Emmett Center, who discussed a recent court decision upholding the state's auction procedures.