CEQA and Climate Change: An In-Depth Update

The implications of global warming and climate change on compliance with CEQA are evolving and becoming more important each year in California. A focus on reducing our carbon footprint and the potential impacts of global warming is substantially influencing lead agencies' approaches to preparing MNDs and EIRs for CEQA compliance. Participate in an in-depth discussion of the implications of our evolving understanding of climate change and its practical effects on CEQA compliance.

Topics include:

  • Updates on climate change predictions and uncertainties in California
  • State-of-the-art greenhouse gas analysis approaches
  • Status updates regarding guidelines and court cases
  • Thresholds of significance and significance determinations
  • Feasible mitigation approaches
  • Role of offsets
  • Emerging CEQA policy and compliance issues
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