California Climate Adaptation Strategy

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California Natural Resources Agency
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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.

The State of California is now in the process of updating the Climate Adaptation Plan with its new Safeguarding California Plan: 2017 Update.


California Natural Resources Agency. 2012. California Climate Adaptation Planning Guide. Sacramento, CA. Retrieved from