California Climate Change Center (CCCC)
The California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program established the California Climate Change Center (CCCC) in 2003 to document climate change research relevant to the state. The Center was the first state-funded climate change research program in the nation. Its goal was to enhance national and international studies, generating new information that can be used to shape California’s climate change policy. This center operated as a virtual organization with core research activities at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the University of California, San Diego, complemented by efforts at other research institutions.
The CCCC conducted research in the energy, water resources, public health, coastal resources, forests, ecosystems, and agriculture sectors - identifying potential climate impacts and effective adaptation strategies for each sector in California. All of these studies are conducted in very close cooperation and coordination with the relevant federal, state, and local agencies. For more information, a number of the CCCC reports are represented in this Clearinghouse, and linked below. Additional tools and resources on climate change in California can be found at Cal-Adapt, which was developed following recommendations of the 2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy and is also overseen by the California Energy Commission.
Phone: (916) 654-3940
- The Impacts of Sea-Level Rise on the California Coast
- Climate Change Impacts on Water for Agriculture in California: A Case Study in the Sacramento Valley
- The Future is Now: an Update on Climate Change Science Impacts and Response Options for California
- Potential for Adaptation to Climate Change in an Agricultural Landscape in the Central Valley of California - Final Report
- Climate Change Impacts on Water Supply and Agricultural Water Management in California's Western San Joaquin Valley, and Potential Adaptation Strategies - Final Report
- Community Based Climate Adaptation Planning: Case Study of Oakland, California
- Climate Change Impact on Forest Resources in California
- City of Santa Barbara, California Sea-Level Rise Vulnerability Study
- California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research Program (PIER)
- Our Changing Climate 2012: Vulnerability and Adaptation to the Increasing Risks from Climate Change in California