Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program

Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 246 (Wieckowski, PRC 71354) in 2015, which directs OPR to form the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resilience Program. The Program is designed to develop a cohesive and coordinated response to the impacts of climate change across the state. Through its activities, the Program will develop holistic strategies to coordinate climate activities at the state, regional and local levels, while advancing social equity.

The Program has two components:

  • The State Adaptation Clearinghouse: A centralized source of information and resources to assist decision makers at the state, regional, and local levels when planning for and implementing climate adaptation projects to promote resiliency across California.

  • The Technical Advisory Council (TAC): The Council brings together local government, practitioners, scientists, and community leaders to help coordinate activities that better prepare California for the impacts of a changing climate. (TAC members bring expertise in the intersection of climate change and the sector-based areas outlined in SB 246 PRC 71358(b).) The TAC supports OPR in its goal to facilitate coordination among state, regional and local adaptation and resiliency efforts, with a focus on opportunities to support local implementation actions that improve the quality of life for present and future generations.

The Program will engage ongoing State-led climate activities, including the Climate Action Team and Safeguarding California, to achieve its goals.

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