Safeguarding California in Action: Climate Change Adaptation Examples from State Agencies
Safeguarding California in Action provides an overview of the state agency action case studies that were included in the Safeguarding California Plan - the state's climate change adaptation plan. This supplementary document provides 33 examples of actions funded by the state, that state agencies are implementing to make communities, infrastructure, services, and the natural environment more resilient to climate change.
Each of the state agency action case studies in the document is labeled with one or more of 13 sector icons to indicate the focus of the projects and programs described.
Some examples featured in the document include:
- Cal-Adapt 2.0, developed by University of California, Berkeley, is an online, interactive visualization tool that enables researchers, decisionmakers, and the general public to explore how climate change will impact specific regions in California. Cal-Adapt 2.0 furthered state goals in the General, Energy, Land Use, Agriculture, Biodiversity and Habitat, Forests, Water, and Oceans sectors.
- The Climate Change and Health Profile Reports, developed by the California Department of Public Health (Office of Health Equity’s California Building Resilience Against Climate Effects program—CalBRACE) in 2017, that assists counties in California to prepare for climate-related health impacts through adaptation planning. The Climate Change and Health Profile Reports furthered state goals in the Public Health and General sectors.
- The Highway 1 Piedras Blancas Realignment project, led by the California Department of Transportation, was completed in 2017 to protect the route from severe coastal erosion that has been exacerbated by the effects of climate change, such as sea-level rise. The Highway 1 Piedras Blancas Realignment project furthered state goals in the General and Transportation sectors.
- The Adapting to Rising Tides (ART) Program, in 2010, led by the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office for Coastal Management brought together all levels of government agencies and organizations, as well as non-profits for a collaborative sea-level rise adaptation planning project along the Alameda County shorelines to evaluate potential shoreline impacts, vulnerabilities, and risks while identifying effective adaptation strategies. The Adapting to Rising Tides (ART) Program furthered state goals in the General, Land Use, Transportation, Energy, Water, Public Health and Oceans sectors.
Publication Date: January 30, 2018
- California Natural Resources Agency
- Safeguarding California Plan: 2018 Update
- Piedras Blancas Highway 1 Realignment - Caltrans/San Luis Obispo
- Cal-Adapt 2.0
- California Climate Change and Health Profile Reports
- Safeguarding California: Implementation Action Plans
- Safeguarding California: Public Health Sector Implementation Action Plan
- Safeguarding California: Reducing Climate Risk - 2014 Update to the 2009 CA Climate Adaptation Strategy
- Adapting to Rising Tides: Transportation Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Pilot Project
- Agriculture and food
- Biodiversity and ecosystems
- Emergency preparedness
- Fish and fisheries
- Information technology
- Land use and built environment
- Public health
- Frontline Communities
- Water infrastructure
- Water resources
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