The Alliance for Climate Resistant California is a coalition of environmentalists, renewable energy companies, labor and academics with the shared goal of ensuring California continues to lead in the fight against climate change and keeps its commitment to achieve a clean energy future.
OUR KEY PRINCIPLES
clean energy leadership given the growing threat
of climate change and federal policy shifts.
climate-related disasters is to stay focused on
achieving the state’s bold environmental goals.
energy has paved the way for a clean energy
future and must be protected.
is critical to supporting continued investment,
jobs and economic growth.
Alliance for Climate Resistant California
Matt Cate is the Executive Director of the Alliance for Climate Resistant California (ACRC), a coalition that seeks to bring together environmentalists, renewable energy companies, labor and academics with the shared goal of ensuring California continues to lead in the fight against climate change and keeps its commitment to achieve a carbon-free future. Drawing from his decades in public service, Mr. Cate provides the coalition with leadership and public policy expertise.
Mr. Cate is the founder and president of Cate Consulting, a firm specializing in providing consulting services and legal counsel in local government, environment, energy, public-safety and transportation related matters.
Prior to launching Cate Consulting, Mr. Cate was the Executive Director of the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) for over five years. In that role, Mr. Cate oversaw an influential association that represents California’s 58 counties at both the state and federal level. During his time at CSAC, Mr. Cate saw firsthand the damaging impacts that climate-related disasters have on local communities and prioritized environmental justice issues and cost-effective strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Before serving at CSAC, Mr. Cate served in both Governors Schwarzenegger and Brown’s cabinets as the Secretary of the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation.
Prior to his appointment as Secretary, Mr. Cate served for four years as the California Inspector General where he was responsible for public oversight of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Mr. Cate has also served at the California Department of Justice as a Deputy Attorney General and as a Deputy District Attorney for Sacramento County. Mr. Cate has previously worked as a lawyer with the law firm Downey, Brand, Seymour & Rohwer, specializing in environmental matters and business litigation.