State Resources

Reports and Guidance

Adaptation Planning Guide

300+ page, Four-volume step-by-step guide + data/resources

 

California’s 4th Climate Change Assessment – 50+ reports

Statewide, Regional, Special topics, and technical (single-topic) reports

 

 

California Sea Level Rise Guidance

The official CA 2018 guidance for local planners

 

 

Climate Justice Summary Report

4th Assessment report on critical issue for adaptation planning

 

General Plan Guidelines 

2017 GP guidelines include climate change

 

 

Rising Seas in California

OPC’s expert science panel produced this SLR report

 

 

Safeguarding California 2018 Update

Focuses on actions by state agencies on adaptation

 

Tribal & Indigenous Communities in CA Summary Report

4th Assessment report focusing on climate impacts on CA tribes

Tools and Initiatives
 
Adaptation Clearinghouse

500+ documents on California adaptation topics

 

 

Cal-Adapt

Local data and various planning tools

 

Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation (ARCCA)

Links to 7 regional collaboratives—SD, LA, Central Coast, BayCAN, North Coast, Capital Region and Sierra

Legislation

Executive Order B-30-15 – State Agency Direction on Adaptation

Provides direction for OPR and state agencies on adaptation

SB 246 Implementation – Integrated Climate Adaptation & Resiliency Program

Key legislation that created the ICARP, Clearinghouse, and more

 

 

SB 379 Implementation

Important legislation linking adaptation, hazard mitigation plans and general plans

 

 

Tribal & Indigenous Communities in CA Summary Report

4th Assessment report focusing on climate impacts on CA tribes

National News Sources 

COVID-19 & CARES Act: Special Report for Coastal State and Local Governments  

For coastal state and local governments regarding COVID-19 and the CARES Act stimulus package.

Daily Climate

The best daily news site for climate adaptation and GHG reduction

 

Inside Climate News

Lots of great articles and studies

 

Climate Liability News

News focusing on the growing number of climate lawsuits vs. fossils, government, etc.

 

Georgetown Climate Center — Adaptation

The original climate portal for the U.S.