MAP: How Much Climate Change Will Cost Each U.S. County [2017]

States and localities across the U.S. are already experiencing profound weather shifts associated with climate change, from rising sea levels and flooding to drought and dangerously hot summers. Economists have long been warning that these changes will come with a cost. But until now, there’s been no measure of what that cost might be for […]

CA General Plan Guidelines [2017]

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has been engaged in a thorough update of the General Plan Guidelines (GPG). OPR is statutorily required by Government Code Section 65040.2 to adopt and periodically revise State guidelines for the preparation and content of local general plans for all cities and counties in California. This 2017 […]

2017 CA Integrated Energy Policy Report

The California Energy Commission adopts an Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR, pronounced eye’-per) every two years and an update every other year. This proceeding, docket # 17-IEPR-01, will cover the 2017 Integrated Energy Policy Report. This proceeding consists of the following dockets: 17-IEPR-01 – General/Scope 17-IEPR-02 – Electricity Resource / Supply Plans 17-IEPR-03 – Electricity and Natural Gas Demand Forecast 17-IEPR-04 – […]

REN21 Global Status Report 2017

The 2017 Edition of the REN21 Renewables Global Status Report reveals a global energy transition well underway, with record new additions of installed renewable energy capacity, rapidly falling costs, and the decoupling of economic growth and energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.  This year’s report continues REN21’s long-standing tradition of providing the most up-to-date data and […]

Rising Seas in California: An Update on Sea-Level Rise Science [2017]

This document was produced by a Working Group of the California Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team (OPC-SAT), supported and convened by the California Ocean Science Trust. The State of California Sea-Level Rise Guidance Document, initially adopted in 2010 and updated in 2013, provides guidance to state agencies for incorporating sea-level rise projections into planning, […]

Vital Signs by Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission

The San Francisco Bay Area has established an innovative monitoring initiative to track trends related to transportation, land and people, the economy, the environment and social equity. Measurements in these areas are our region’s Vital Signs – helping us understand where we are succeeding and where we are falling short. Led by the Metropolitan Transportation […]

National Tree Benefit Calculator

The Tree Benefit Calculator allows anyone to make a simple estimation of the benefits individual street-side trees provide. This tool is based on i-Tree’s street tree assessment tool called STREETS. With inputs of location, species and tree size, users will get an understanding of the environmental and economic value trees provide on an annual basis. The Tree Benefit Calculator […]

Marin County’s Game of Floods

The “Game of Floods” was developed by the County of Marin as a public education activity on sea level rise adaptation, including traditional flood protection measures such as levees and seawalls; green infrastructure approaches including horizontal levees, wetland restorations, and beach nourishment; and policy/zoning changes. The Game of Floods is a small group activity, with […]

EPA Climate Scenarios Projection Map

This map provides easy-to-access scenario-based climate change projections drawn from CREAT. The impacts from a changing climate, including extreme heat and more intense storms, present challenges to water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities and the communities they serve. Understanding how climate change may affect a utility’s ability to maintain and deliver adequate, reliable, and sustainable water […]

USGS Flood Inundation Mapper

The USGS Flood Inundation Mapping (FIM) Program helps communities protect lives and property by providing tools and information to help them understand their local flood risks and make cost-effective mitigation decisions. The USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Program has two main functions: 1) Partner with local communities to assist with the development and validation of flood inundation map libraries. 2) […]

Bay Area’s Adapting to Rising Tides Project

In 2010, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) and NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management (NOAA OCM) brought together local, regional, state and federal agencies and organizations, as well as non-profit and private associations for a collaborative planning project along the Alameda County shoreline – the ART Subregional Project – to identify how current and future […]

Climate Central’s Surging Seas Risk Finder

Climate Central’s Program on Sea Level Rise provides accurate, clear and granular information about sea level rise and coastal flood hazards both locally and globally, today and tomorrow. Anchored in rigorous primary research, our work distinguishes itself by its user-friendly maps and tools, extensive datasets, and high-quality visual presentation. The program dedicates its efforts to […]

NOAA’s Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer

Being able to visualize potential impacts from sea level rise is a powerful teaching and planning tool. The Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer, developed by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management, offers access to data and information about the risks of sea level rise, storm surge, and flooding along the coastal United […]

Cal-Adapt

Cal-Adapt provides a view of how climate change might affect California. The portal synthesizes volumes of downscaled climate change projections and climate impact research from California’s scientific community. Here you will find tools, climate data, and resources to conduct research, develop adaptation plans and build applications.Visit Cal-Adapt here. Please rate this resource 5 Stars = […]

Guide: Establishing a Plan to Achieve Energy Code Compliance in Cities (2014)

Establishing a Plan to Achieve Energy Code Compliance in Cities, a new resource developed by the City Energy Project, helps guide U.S. city leadership and their building department leadership in working together to implement an effective strategy to achieve high levels of energy code compliance for new and renovated buildings. The document introduces factors responsible for […]

CoolCalifornia Climate Action Resource Guide

This page contains tools and resources necessary for conducting a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory and developing a climate action related plan. Climate action planning is an iterative process that generally involves six steps outlined above. The following information provides links to the most up-to-date and relevant resources pertaining to each of the steps and is […]