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 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 […]

CA Governor’s Office of Planning and Research Technical Advisory Council

The ICARP Technical Advisory Council facilitates the development of holistic, complimentary strategies that increase California’s resilience to climate change, advance equity and environmental justice, and benefit both greenhouse gas emissions reductions and adaptation efforts. Council Objectives On October 8 2015, SB 246 was signed into law, creating the Technical Advisory Council (TAC). The TAC shall […]

CA Governor’s Office of Planning and Research Best Practice Pilot Program

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research Best Practice Pilot Program (BP3) includes a suite of programs and partnerships that produce replicable case studies of best practices being adopted and implemented at the local and regional level around the state. A small set of best practice pilots were completed in the summer of 2016 using […]

California Solar Statistics

California Solar Statistics (CSS) is the official public reporting site of the California Solar Initiative (CSI), presented jointly by the CSI Program Administrators and the California Public Utilities Commission. Here you will find actual program data summaries for the CSI General Market, Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH), and Single Family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) programs as well as […]

Presentation: ClearPath Deep Dive into Forecasting and Planning (PPT)

In this Powerpoint slideshow, you will take a deep dive into the Forecasting and Planning Modules for ClearPath. This presentation goes beyond the basics to show you: • the types of dynamics with which the tool can represent your data • growth rates and factor sets • compound growth rates • forecast helpers and example […]

White House Mid-Century Strategy for Deep Decarbonization

United States Mid-Century Strategy for Deep Decarbonization In November 2016, the United States presented this mid-century strategy (MCS) under the Obama Administration, which envisions economy-wide net GHG emissions reductions of 80 percent or more below 2005 levels by 2050. The U.S. MCS charts a path that is achievable, consistent with the long-term goals of the […]