California Climate Change Executive Orders

Date Executive Order Description
April 25, 2012 Governor's Executive Order # B-18-12

EO-B-18-12, calls for significant reductions in state agencies' energy purchases and GHG emissions. The Executive Order included a Green Building Action Plan, which provided additional details and specific requirements for the implementation of the Executive Order

November 14, 2008 Governor's Executive Order # S-13-08

EO-S-13-08 directs state agencies to plan for sea level rise and climate impacts through coordination of the state Climate Adaptation Strategy.

January 18, 2007 Governor's Executive Order # S-01-07

EO-S-01-07 establishes the 2020 target and Low Carbon Fuel Standard. The EO directs the Secretary of Cal/EPA as coordinator of 2020 target activities and requires the Secretary to report back to the Governor and Legislature biannually on progress toward meeting the 2020 target.

October 18, 2006 Governor's Executive Order # S-20-06

EO-S-20-06 establishes responsibilities and roles of the Secretary of Cal/EPA and state agencies in climate change.

April 25, 2006 Governor's Executive Order # S-06-06

EO-S-06-06 directs Secretary of Cal/EPA to participate in the Bio-Energy Interagency Working Group and addresses biofuels and bioenergy from renewable resources.

June 1, 2005 Governor's Executive Order # S-03-05

EO-S-3-05 establishes greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, creates the Climate Action Team and directs the Secretary of Cal/EPA to coordinate efforts with meeting the targets with the heads of other state agencies. The EO requires the Secretary to report back to the Governor and Legislature biannually on progress toward meeting the GHG targets, GHG impacts to California, Mitigation and Adaptation Plans.

December 14, 2004 Governor's Executive Order # S-20-04

EO-S-20-04 (Green Buildings) directs state agencies to reduce energy use in state owned buildings by 20% by 2015 and increase energy efficiency.