Source

Authors

Governor's Office of Emergency Services

Published

2018

Description

The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) leads state disaster preparation, response, and recovery. Cal OES works directly with local, state, federal, and private partners to incorporate climate change into longer-term resiliency strategies. Cal OES also continues to incorporate climate change-associated risks into the State’s Hazard Mitigation Plan (SHMP) and to work with local stakeholders to increase awareness of future climate change impacts and incorporate associated countermeasures into their local plans, as directed by the Legislature. The SHMP encourages hazard mitigation planning to protect the environment and to promote sustainable hazard mitigation actions. In line with this priority, the plan aligns with the key principle of promoting and enhancing nature-based solutions, natural processes, and ecosystem benefits while minimizing adverse impacts to the environment. The plan also acknowledges, incorporates, and integrates recognized data on climate change impacts on hazards, risks, and vulnerabilities available from credible scientific sources, into state, local, tribal, and private sector mitigation plans, strategies, and actions.


Impacts

Extreme heat Extreme storms Sea level rise Temperature Wildfire

Resource Type

Planning and policy guidance

Topics

Extent: California

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Last updated: Sept. 20, 2019