Investigating the climate impacts of urbanization and the potential for cool roofs to counter future climate change in Southern California

University of Southern California

This research calculated the benefit of the Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan area adopting cool roof technology. The results ...
Adaptation to Climate Change? Moving Coast Redwood Seedlings Northward and Inland

Humboldt State University

In preparation for a changing climate, this research investigates what genotypes of coast redwoods perform best under drought conditions. The ...
Climate Change, California Wine, and Wildlife Habitat

Patrick R. Roehrdanz and Lee Hannah

This paper studies climate change impacts on wine production, and how this industry’s adaptation efforts may result in additional conservation ...
The impact of climate change uncertainty on California's vegetation and adaptation management

University of California, Davis

Varying conditions to natural vegetation can have large repercussions for ecosystem services and environmental health. This study forecasts the risk-reduction ...
Executive Order B-30-15 Guidance: Planning and Investing for a Resilient California

Governor's Office of Planning and Research

Executive Order B-30-15 directed OPR to provide guidance for state agencies to integrate current and future climate conditions into all ...
Guide to Equitable, Community-Driven Climate Preparedness Planning

Urban Sustainability Directors Network

This document provides guidance to local governments in designing and implementing a more inclusive, equitable planning process. It provides guidance ...
California Healthy Places Index (HPI)

Public Health Alliance of Southern California

The California Healthy Places Index (HPI) is an interactive online data and GIS mapping tool that allows users to easily ...
Climate Adaptation Finance and Investment in California

Governor's Office of Planning and Research

This book serves as a guide for local governments and private enterprises as they navigate the uncharted waters of investing ...


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