California Climate Adaptation Strategy (2013)

In 2009, California adopted a statewide Climate Adaptation Strategy (CAS) that summarizes climate change impacts and recommends adaptation strategies across seven sectors: Public Health, Biodiversity and Habitat, Oceans and Coastal Resources, Water, Agriculture, Forestry, and Transportation and Energy. The 2009 CAS was the first of its kind in the usage of downscaled climate models to more accurately assess statewide climate impacts as a basis for providing guidance for establishing actions that prepare, prevent, and respond to the effects of climate change.

In 2013, The California Natural Resources Agency, in coordination with other state agencies, updated the Climate Adaptation Strategy. This update augment previously identified strategies in light of advances in climate science and risk management options.

Find the 2013 CA Climate Adaptation Strategy here.