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Proposed Policy to Plan for Sea Level Rise
Description: "The Policy will serve as guidance in developing the more detailed Sea Level Rise Adaptation Plan to protect Palo Alto’s neighborhoods, economy, and Baylands habitat. . . . The Plan will be delivered for Council review by December 2020 and will serve as t
Publication Date: Mar 18, 2019
Topics: Adaptation / California: Bay Area and Delta / Land Use, environmental management systems, and regulation / Sea level rise /

Safeguarding California Plan: 2017 Update: California's Climate Adaptation Strategy: Draft Report
Description: State government strategies for water, emergency management, energy, land use and community development, public health, transportation, agriculture, biodiversity and habitat, forests, and the ocean and coast.
Source: California. Natural Resources Agency
Publication Date: May 8, 2017
Topics: Adaptation / Agriculture / California: Statewide / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Energy management and conservation / Land Use, environmental management systems, and regulation / Sea level rise / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Land use and land cover change modeling
Description: "There are large uncertainties in how land and climate systems will evolve and interact to shape future ecosystem carbon dynamics. To address this uncertainty, we developed the Land-Use and Carbon Scenario Simulator (LUCAS) to track changes in land use, l
Source: United States. Geological Survey
Publication Date: Dec 20, 2016
Topics: Ecosystem Services and Climate Change / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Land Use, environmental management systems, and regulation /

Climate Adaptation: The State of Practice in U.S. Communities
Description: "Communities in the U.S. are undertaking a rich array of climate adaptation actions that are making them more resilient to climate impacts. These actions provide models and lessons that can immediately help other communities better protect themselves from
Publication Date: Nov 30, 2016
Topics: Adaptation / Drought / Flooding / Land Use, environmental management systems, and regulation / Sea level rise / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Future land-use related water demand in California
Description: "Water shortages in California are a growing concern amidst ongoing drought, earlier spring snowmelt, projected future climate warming, and currently mandated water use restrictions. Increases in population and land use in coming decades will place additi
Source: United States. Geological Survey
Publication Date: May 18, 2016
Topics: California: Statewide / Land Use, environmental management systems, and regulation / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS)
Description: Generate maps of scenarios for housing density, impervious surfaces, and county populations.
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Apr 29, 2016
Topics: Land Use, environmental management systems, and regulation / Models and Tools /

Beyond 2020 and Newhall: A Field Guide to New CEQA Greenhouse Gas Thresholds and Climate Action Plan Targets for California: Draft White Paper
Description: "The purpose of this white paper is to suggest defensible GHG thresholds for use in CEQA analyses and GHG reduction targets (respectively) in climate action plans (CAPs), in light of the change in focus on post-2020 reduction targets and in the questions
Publication Date: Apr 3, 2016
Topics: California: Statewide / CEQA Guidelines / Land Use, environmental management systems, and regulation /

Safeguarding California: Implementation Action Plans
Description: Includes plans for the water, agricultural, biodiversity and habitat, emergency management, energy, land use, and public health sectors.
Source: California. Natural Resources Agency
Publication Date: Mar 8, 2016
Topics: Adaptation / Agriculture / California: Bay Area and Delta / California: Statewide / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Energy management and conservation / Flooding / Groundwater / Land Use, environmental management systems, and regulation / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Water utilities guidance /

City of San Diego Climate Action Plan
Description: Proposes ambitious goals for greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions by 2020 and 2035 through five strategies: energy and water efficient buildings; clean and renewable energy; bicycling, walking, transit and land use; zero waste (gas and waste mangement); and cl
Publication Date: Dec 15, 2015
Topics: California: Statewide / Energy management and conservation / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Land Use, environmental management systems, and regulation / Renewable energy / Sample Climate Action Plans /

A Strategy for California @ 50 Million: Supporting California's Climate Change Goals: The Governor's Environmental Goals and Policy Report
Description: Ways to reach the state's goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions even as the population increases.
Source: California. Governor's Office of Planning and Research
Publication Date: Nov 23, 2015
Topics: AB 32 and Subsequent Legislation / Adaptation / California: Statewide / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Energy management and conservation / Land Use, environmental management systems, and regulation /

 

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