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A Guide for Public-Sector Resilience Bond Sponsorship
This paper offers a method for governments to align public-sector disaster risk reduction measures with private insurance using Resilience Bonds. This new bond mechanism was developed to (1) expand financial protections—in the form of catastrophe
insurance coverage—for vulnerable communities and (2) leverage new project finance for resilient infrastructure projects that measurably reduce risk. The aim of this work is to help improve the speed, availability, and cost-effectiveness of both proactive resilience project finance and reactive disaster recovery funding. The report specifically highlights examples of successful and innovative bond financing in California, including the California Earthquake Authority's CAT Bond Program (pages 21-23).
A Roadmap for Resilience: Investing in Resilience, Reinvesting in Community
This report was designed to help cities finance large-scale resilience projects during the pre-development process. Authors outline an 18-month pre-development process in eight U.S. cities, including San Francisco, which created a stormwater
management system (page 90). Each of these cities used a pre-development framework created by re:focus partners, who collaborated with teams of experts in the fields of design, engineering, law, and finance. Authors describe the competition-based process for engaging a variety of local stakeholders at the outset of the project (page 18) and outline recommendations for government officials, developers, and financiers engaged in investing in resilience (page 91).
Adapting California’s water management to climate change
Public Policy Institute of California.
This resource provides a high-level overview of California's climate change-related water management challenges, and outlines the available options that policymakers may take to manage potential impacts on water management systems. Chapter
6 provides insight into improving adaptation capacity and understanding regulatory implications of adaptation.
America's Preparedness Report Card: California
States at Risk.
America's Preparedness Report Card grades states based on their level of preparedness for climate change threats, relative to other states. This resource highlights California's climate change adaptation and resilience efforts at various stages
of the process (addressing current risks, conducting vulnerability assessments, preparing for adaptation, and implementing resilience actions) and focused on five specific primary and secondary climate change threats (extreme heat, drought, wildfire, inland flooding, and coastal flooding). The report delves into specific actions taken and weaknesses related to state adaptation planning.
Bridging the Adaptation Gap: Approaches to Measurement of Physical Climate Risk and Examples of Investment in Climate Adaptation and Resilience
Global Adaptation and Resilience Investment Working Group.
This paper outlines the discussions of the Global Adaptation and Resilience (GARI) working group, which was designed to bring together private investors and a range of other stakeholder groups to focus on investment and climate and adaptation
and resilience. The report offers materials and research provided by GARI participants, and delineates the results of the 2016 GARI follow-up survey analysis of GARI participants. In the report, GARI identifies two elements integral to addressing the physical risk of climate change: (1) Approaches to Measurement of Physical Climate Risk and (2) Examples of Investment in Climate Adaptation and Resilience. This paper will help planners and investors frame broader discussions about metrics and methodologies for identifying and assessing climate change risk at the asset level and about examples of investment in adaptation and resilience.
California Coastal Commission Sea Level Rise Policy Guidance
California Coastal Commission.
The Sea Level Rise Policy Guidance document was crafted to provide local coastal planning entities with resources to adapt to the impacts of sea level rise, including an overview of California's best available sea-level rise science, strategies
for incorporating environmental justice into public access policies, and steps to address sea level rise in Local Coastal Programs (LCP) and development permits. Chapter 7 delineates adaptation strategies by category, including: protect, accommodate, retreat, and a hybrid of all these strategies.
California Report: From Boom to Bust? Climate Risk in the Golden State
Risky Business Project.
This report is a primer for Californians trying to understand potential economic and social risks that may arise if (1) the state maintains its current economic and demographic structure, and (2) if governments, businesses and individuals
continue to respond to changes in temperature and precipitation as they have in the past. Readers can explore environmental risk impacts on the business sector and workforce in different regions of California. In particular, this report focuses on extreme heat, sea-level rise, water availability, agriculture & labor productivity, energy demands, and heat-related mortality. In addition to outlining probable impacts, this report calls out "tail-risks" (low probability, but high risk events), which may help regional entities prepare scenario-planning documents.
Capital Project Screen, Guide & Tool (2018)
Enterprise Community Partners.
This resource provides guidance to sites participating in the Strong, Prosperous, and Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC) for the purposes of completing the SPARCC capital screen survey and reviewing the capital screen tool. Authors
have included additional examples, as well as detailed explanations of terminology and concepts addressed by the SPARCC Capital Screen. Local resilience planners may use this tool to determine whether their local resilience projects holistically address: community health equity outcomes (criteria 1-5), community engagement (criteria 6), racial equity (criteria 7), energy and water efficiency (criteria 8), transportation options (criteria 9) and resilience against climate change (criteria 10).
City of Berkeley 2016 Resilience Strategy
City of Berkeley.
This resilience strategy report recommends specific short-term actions to help address some of Berkley's adaptation challenges, and outlines the city's six long-term goals for bolstering its resilience against the impacts of climate change:
(1) build a connected and prepared community, (2) accelerate access to reliable and clean energy, (3) adapt to the changing climate, (4) advance racial equity, (5) excel at working together within city government to better serve the community, and (6) build regional resilience. Chapter 3 in particular highlights the co-benefits of green infrastructure (page 34) and Berkeley's plans for integrating climate impacts into capital and land use planning (page 35) . In addition to providing goals and principles for Berkley's planners and decision-makers, this report recommends concrete strategies for local residents to prepare for the impacts of climate change.
Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This website supplements the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's 2009 Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) toolkit. CASPER is an epidemiologic technique designed to help public health practitioners and
emergency management officials conduct a rapid needs assessment to determine the health status, basic needs, attitudes, and practices of a community quickly and at a low cost. This page aggregates CASPER health studies from across California, including: a 2017 CASPER studying the Zika virus in Long Beach, the 2016 and the 2015 CASPERs addressing the drought in Mariposa County, the 2015 CASPER examining drought in Tulare County, the 2015 study of Environmental Health Perceptions and Concerns in Los Angeles, the 2014 CASPER of the South Napa County Earthquake, and the 2012 assessment of Geothermal Emissions in Lake County . Local practitioners may use these health assessments as models to develop their own CASPER studies, which can help them prepare for outbreaks caused by changes in their local environment.