Welcome to OPRThe Office of Planning and Research (OPR), created by statute in 1970, is part of the Office of the Governor. OPR serves the Governor and his Cabinet as staff for long-range planning and research, and constitutes the comprehensive state planning agency.
Announcements2012 Annual Planning Survey Results are Available 11-04-2013
OPR is pleased to release the results of the 2012 Annual Planning Survey. The survey results show that cities and counties continue to make progress on addressing climate change and taking steps to encourage infill, deployment of electric vehicles, and energy efficiency. Full results are available here.
New Report Finds that Climate Warming is Unequivocal 10-07-2013
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the Summary for Policymakers for the Fifth Assessment in September 2013. The report finds that evidence of warming is “unequivocal” and that it is “extremely likely” that human influence has been the dominant cause of that warming. The latest observations illustrate the changes that are already underway. The observations show: increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, rising air and ocean water temperatures, declines in the extent of arctic ice, and declining pH in ocean waters.
Visit here for a slideshow showing some of the key findings from the report.
For more information, please visit the website: Climate Change - Just the Facts.
Publication of Zero-Emission Vehicles in California: Community Readiness Guidebook 10-01-2013
The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research is pleased to announce the completion of a new publication and resource: "Zero-Emission Vehicles in California: Community Readiness Guidebook". Numerous state agencies and ZEV experts have collaborated to prepare the Community Readiness Guidebook, which provides helpful information to local and regional governments, community leaders and residents. Its purpose is to help communities across the state support their residents and businesses as they make the switch to ZEVs. The Guidebook highlights many aspects of ZEV readiness, including necessary infrastructure, planning and zoning, permitting guidelines, greening local fleets and encouraging consumers through incentives and outreach. The Guidebook also includes a number of tools and templates intended to serve as a ready-to-use resource. Please click here for more information.