California Climate Adaptation Strategy (2009)
The state of California released this cross-agency, multi-sector strategy in late 2009, to help guide California's efforts in adapting to climate change impacts. The California Climate Adaptation Strategy, directed by Executive Order S-13-08, was developed by five state agencies and nine departments to plan for sea-level rise and other impacts. Relying on the efforts of seven working groups, the Strategy details the best known science on climate change impacts and provides recommendations on managing those threats for: public health, biodiversity and habitat, ocean and coastal resources, water management, agriculture, forestry, and transportation and energy infrastructure, as well as cross-sector issues. The report outlines near-term actions that state agencies will implement, including development of the Cal-Adapt web-based portal (See separate entry) to provide climate impact information at a scale to support community-level adaptation planning.
- California Natural Resources Agency