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Climate Adaptation Planning Tools for California Local Governments
Hosted Tuesday, May 15, 2012


The California Natural Resources Agency, FEMA and California Emergency Management Agency, with help from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, are seeking feedback on the newly released Draft Climate Adaptation Policy Guide for local governments.  The guide is intended to provide a framework to help local decision makers understand the considerations necessary for adaptation planning and policy development. This webinar continues a larger statewide discussion to ensure local governments have access to tools, resources and guidance in order to effectively integrate climate change impacts into local plans and programs.

This webinar:

  • Describes available state tools and resources to support local adaptation planning;
  • Provides an overview of the newly released Draft Adaptation Policy Guide including climate vulnerability assessment, policy development, impacts by sector, regions and adaptation strategies; and
  • Recruits communities to test drive the guide.

Public comment is important to make sure the guide meets the needs of local and regional staff and officials.  For more information and to the review the Adaptation Planning Guide before the webinar visit


  • Michael McCormick, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
  • Kurt Malchow, California Natural Resources Agency
  • Adrienne Greve, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Webinar Recording

Climate Adaptation Planning Tools for California Local Governments



The Sustainable Communities Learning Network is a service for local officials offered by the Institute for Local Government in partnership with the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis, with support from the Strategic Growth Council and The California Endowment.



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