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California launches unprecedented targets to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045

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🗞️ Driving the news: California has introduced a pioneering plan aiming for carbon neutrality by 2045, using over half of its land for carbon reduction efforts
• This strategy includes 81 nature-based initiatives focused on enhancing the land's carbon absorption capabilities as part of Governor Gavin Newsom's California Climate Commitment plan

🔭 The context: The state plans to manage millions of acres for various purposes including wildfire risk reduction, biodiversity protection, and improving soil health
• Measures include prescribed burns, conserving water supplies, and increasing biodiversity and habitat connectivity across different landscapes

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: This ambitious project underscores a significant move towards sustainable land management and carbon reduction, essential in combating climate change
• By restoring and conserving natural landscapes, California sets a potential model for other states and countries

⏭️ What's next: The goals set forth aim to transform land management practices over the next two decades, potentially setting a benchmark for environmental and climate policies nationwide

💬 One quote: "We’re setting aggressive and ambitious new targets to use California’s lands to fight the climate crisis," said Governor Gavin Newsom

📈 One stat: 33.5 million acres are targeted for management to reduce wildfire risks, highlighting the scale of California's commitment to environmental sustainability

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