State Advisory Board – A state advisory board is typically established by the governor and given the task of formulating recommendations on how the state should address climate change. The board's work can include: developing an emission inventory; projecting future emissions based on expected population, economic growth, and other factors; analyzing mitigation and adaptation options; and recommending specific greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. A state advisory board typically includes state planners, policy analysts, natural resource specialists, environmentalists, and representatives from the private sector. Their expertise often represents a range of disciplines (e.g., engineering, science, economics, policy analysis) and sectors (e.g., energy, transportation, agriculture, forestry).