SB1 Case Study: Southern California Regional Climate Adaptation Framework



Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)




The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) prepared a comprehensive adaptation planning framework for the six county region to support local and regional climate adaptation planning. The framework includes resources and implementation tools for local jurisdictions, regional planning agencies, and other stakeholders, including: the Southern California Adaptation Planning Guide, based on the 2020 California Adaptation Planning Guide; a matrix of climate strategies and actions; project checklists to assess project vulnerability to climate hazards; a web tool with detailed scenarios for land use and transportation analysis of climate change impacts to the Southern California region; a climate change communication outreach toolkit; model language for general plan development, including a strategies and actions matrix; and metrics for tracking implementation progress for local jurisdictions and MPOs. SCAG continues ongoing work to spread awareness of the framework and build Southern California local and regional capacity to adapt to climate change.

Climate Impact Tags

Drought Extreme heat Sea level rise Wildfire

Adaptation Planning Guide Phases

Phase 3: Define Adaptation Framework and Strategies Phase 4: Implement, Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust

Resource Type Tags

ICARP Case Study


Extent: Imperial County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Ventura County


Last updated: May 31, 2023