Update to 2009 Safeguarding California Adaptation Strategy

Last Updated: 2/7/2014

The California Natural Resources Agency is currently moving forward with an update to the 2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy. The undertaking will result in a policy guidance document that highlights climate risks, actions and accomplishments that have occurred as a result of the 2009 Adaptation Strategy.  The updated strategy is intended to provide further recommendations for policies and guidelines in the coming years.   

The Safeguarding California Adaptation Strategy is intended to provide policy guidance for state decision makers, and is part of the state's continuing effort to reduce impacts and prepare for climate risks.

This plan, which updates the 2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy highlights climate risks in nine focused areas in California, discusses progress to date, and makes sector-specific recommendations 

The state is pursuing a broad, integrated strategy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, to continue building on its reputation as a leader in this area and to build the foundation for a new clean energy economy. The state believes these efforts will reduce the magnitude and impact of climate change, but they will not prevent it from occurring.

Furthermore, the state has taken the position that the strategy update is necessary given the long-term nature of effective planning, and to begin preparing for these impacts.  

See the full report at:  http://www.resources.ca.gov/climate_adaptation/