California Office of Planning and Research Releases ICARP Impact Report

California has long been a leader in addressing and understanding climate change, from setting globally ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals, to committed investments in actionable climate science, to investing in place-based, community driven solutions. As one of the most climate stressed places in the world, California experiences profound and varied impacts across the state’s vast expanse. As a result, it is paramount that policymakers address the state’s vulnerability to climate change while also equitably transitioning to a carbon neutral economy.

Incorporating Resiliency into D.C. Affordable Housing: A Strategy Map

As an affordable housing stakeholder, use this map to increase the likelihood that your redevelopment projects consider resilience. With the key below, identify stages of a typical redevelopment process when resiliency assessments, and resiliency related retrofits, are recommended, so that you can plan these into your own project cycles. The map focuses heavily on preservation and redevelopment but can also be applied to new construction.

Climate Change and Extreme Weather Adaptation Options for Transportation Assets in the Bay Area Pilot Project

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), the California Department of Transportation, District 4 (Caltrans) and San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) have partnered on a collaborative sub-regional pilot project to assess adaptation options for a subset of key transportation assets vulnerable to sea level rise (SLR) in Alameda County.

Sacramento Region Transportation Climate Adaptation Plan

Many state, regional, and local governments are beginning to explore how potential climate change impacts could affect their natural and man-made resources. Damage to transportation infrastructure from extreme weather events can be physically and fiscally difficult to repair. This plan outlines key strategies and actions the Sacramento region can take to ensure its transportation assets are adaptable to potential climate related events.

Mapping Resilience: A Blueprint for Thriving in the Face of Climate Disaster

There is a need to better characterize and promote the notion of community resilience as part of broader adaptation strategies toward a vision that is deeply rooted in climate justice and equity. Various sectors are already implementing climate adaptation programs, but these efforts are often siloed and focus on protecting natural resources or built infrastructure.

Assessing the Impacts of Coastal Flooding on Treaty of Olympia Infrastructure

Extreme coastal total water levels (TWLs) that result in flooding are the result of the complex interactions between multiple oceanographic, hydrological, geological, and meteorological forcings that act over a wide range of scales (i.e., astronomical tide, wave set-up, wind set-up, large-scale storm surge, precipitation, fluvial discharges, monthly mean sea level, vertical land motions, etc.). Coastal flooding that occurs during extreme TWLs can significantly impact communities and infrastructure resulting in substantial economic losses, even threatening human lives.

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for the Treaty of Olympia Tribes

Extreme coastal total water levels (TWLs) that result in flooding are the result of the complex interactions between multiple oceanographic, hydrological, geological, and meteorological forcings that act over a wide range of scales (i.e., astronomical tide, wave set-up, wind set-up, large-scale storm surge, precipitation, fluvial discharges, monthly mean sea level, vertical land motions, etc.). Coastal flooding that occurs during extreme TWLs can significantly impact communities and infrastructure resulting in substantial economic losses, even threatening human lives.

Mobilizing the Workforce to Address Climate Change: Los Angeles County Public Health Department

Under the leadership of Dr. Jonathan Fielding, former Director of Public Health and Health Officer, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) took steps to position itself to address the serious public health challenges that climate change will bring. Seeking a strategic and organized approach, an intradepartmental workgroup was convened to provide input into the development of a department-wide plan.