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Climate Change Adaptation Efforts in California

Focus on how State climate change adaptation programs are interfacing with regional and local efforts.

Michael McCormick

on 26 July 2013

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Transcript of Climate Change Adaptation Efforts in California

The Long View
Support and Funding
Local Actions Lead
“… no long term liability presents as great a danger to our wellbeing as the buildup of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.”

-Governor Jerry Brown, 2013 State of the State Address
Foundation Support
Cap and Trade Revenue
Strategic Growth Council
Adaptation Funding Examples
local - special assessment districts
regional - joint procurement/grants
State - OPC LCP grants
federal - FEMA planning grants
Americorp Programs/volunteerism
ARB's Funding Wizard - www.coolcalifornia.org
State Climate Change Programs
Emerging Regional Collaboratives
Integrated Regional Water Mgmt
COGs/MPOs - SB375/infrastructure risk
General Plans - Hazards/Safety/GHGs
Climate Action Plans - adding impacts
CEQA/NEPA - ensuring robust analysis
Special Districts - incorporating variability
Michael McCormick, AICP
Governor's Office of Planning and Research
In 2050, California will have
50 million people...
Continue to focus on emissions
Ensure long term trajectory
Regionalization - efficient and effective
Unique collaborations - relationships!
Think outside the box
Use an "everything possible" strategy
Institutionalization - normalization

Remember why we are doing this...
Governor's Order S-03-05
Establishes targets for:
Governor's Order S-13-08
California Adaptation Strategy
Vulnerability Assessments
Interagency Coordination

Visualizing impacts
Linkages to solutions
2009 California Adaptation Strategy
Planning Guide

A standardized process
Linkages to resources
Environmental Goals and Policy Report

Other Partners
Federal (NOAA, CEQ, EPA, etc)
NGO partners (ICLEI,etc)
Regional efforts (ARCCA)
International linkages
Data and research
Indicators of progress
California Adaptation Strategy Update
State Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Connection to recovery dollars,
local and regional plans,
general plans
AB32 Scoping Plan Update

Connection to broader State Planning Priorities
Administrative Changes
Legislative Reform
A Focus on Impacts, Adaptation and Readiness

Adaptation Planning Guide
Climate Action Plan Guidance
General Plan Guidelines Update
CDPH CAPs and Health
OPC Sea Level Rise Guidance
Extreme Heat and Health
Special Districts/LAFCOs
CalTrans MPO Adaptation Guidance
California Water Plan Update
Local Energy Assurance Planning Tool
GHG Protocols/SEEC Tools
Urban Footprint - Fiscal/Land Use
Zero Emission Vehicles
Renewables (DG,PV)
State efforts that are or will be influencing
local climate change related policy
In 2100 my daughter will be 91 years old
For example, by 2050...

The vast majority (85%+) of vehicles will need to
be zero emission vehicles (ZEVs)


The energy sector will need to eliminate almost all emissions.
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