California's success in reducing smog has largely relied on technology and fuel advances, and as health-based air quality standards are tightened, the introduction of cleaner technologies must keep pace. More broadly, a transition to zero- and near-zero emission technologies is necessary to meet 2023 and 2032 air quality standards and 2050 climate goals. Many of the same technologies will address both air quality and climate needs. As such, strategies developed for air quality and climate change planning should be coordinated to make the most efficient use of limited resources and the time needed to develop cleaner technologies. The product of a collaborative effort by the AQMD, the Air Resources Board and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, the draft Vision for Clean Air: A Framework for Air Quality and Climate Planning, examines how those technologies can meet both air quality and climate goals over time. A public review draft of this document and its appendix have been released and can be viewed by following the links below.
For information about the Vision Document, contact Henry Hogo at 909-396-3184.