Cap and trade is one key strategy that California is implementing
to achieve the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals set
in state law. This resource center provides an overview
of cap and trade, the funding available to local governments and
each of the current cap and trade funds.
View the infographic to the right for a snapshot of cap and
Proceeds from the Cap and Trade Program support a wide range of
programs and projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and
support major economic, environmental and public health benefits
for Californians, including benefits to the most disadvantaged
communities, low-income communities, and low-income households.
The Legislature and Governor appropriate money from the
Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) to
State agencies through the Budget process.