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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 /

Adaptation to Future Water Shortages in the United States Caused by Population Growth and Climate Change
Description: "Population growth and climate change will combine to pose substantial challenges for water management in the United States. Projections of water supply and demand over the 21st century show that in the absence of further adaptation efforts, serious water
Publication Date: Feb 28, 2019
Topics: Adaptation / Agriculture / Groundwater / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Towards operational predictions of the near-term climate
Description: "Near-term climate predictions -- which operate on annual to decadal timescales -- offer benefits for climate adaptation and resilience, and are thus important for society. Although skillful near-term predictions are now possible, particularly when couple
Publication Date: Jan 21, 2019
Topics: Adaptation / Models and Tools /

Marin County Sea Level Rise Publications
Description: Marin ocean coast sea level rise adaptation report and vulnerability assessment. "The Adaptation Report is not a plan, but rather an informational document compiling adaptation options proposed to date to set the foundation for continued planning in West
Publication Date: Dec 11, 2018
Topics: Adaptation / California: Bay Area and Delta / Sea level rise /

Fourth National Climate Assessment: Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States
Description: "This report, Volume II, draws on the foundational science described in Volume I, the Climate Science Special Report (CSSR). Volume II focuses on the human welfare, societal, and environmental elements of climate change and variability for 10 regions and
Source: United States. Global Change Research Program
Publication Date: Nov 23, 2018
Topics: Adaptation / Agriculture / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Energy management and conservation / Global issues, human impacts / Sea level rise / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Climate Change and California's Water Supply: How Can We Adapt?
Description: "Climate change is expected to alter water supplies in California fundamentally. The state must find ways to adapt. This article explores potential adaptation strategies and the role that water markets can play in mitigating some of the economic costs of
Source: University of California
Publication Date: Nov 2, 2018
Topics: Adaptation / California: Statewide / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Climate Adaptation Finance and Investment in California
Description: "This book serves as a guide for local governments and private enterprises as they navigate the [uncharted] waters of investing in climate change adaptation and resilience. This book serves not only as a resource guide for identifying potential funding so
Publication Date: Oct 26, 2018
Topics: California: Statewide / Funding, Financing, and Grants / Adaptation /

Global Warming of 1.5 Degrees C
Description: "An IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable de
Source: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Publication Date: Oct 8, 2018
Topics: Adaptation / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Global issues, human impacts / Greenhouse gas (GHG) increases / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Sea level rise / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

City of Santa Cruz Climate Adaptation Plan Update 2018-2023
Description: "Incorporating climate resilience planning into all that we do as a city allows us to address some of these difficult decisions in advance and take advantage of potential opportunities to protect our residents, infrastructure and economic well-being. This
Publication Date: Oct 5, 2018
Topics: Adaptation / California: Statewide / Drought / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Sea level rise / Temperature / Wildfires / Sample Climate Action Plans /

Understanding and Using Climate Adaptation Related Spatial Data in Regional Conservation Planning
Description: "Climate-driven shifts in species and ecosystems are complicating efforts to conserve biodiversity at the landscape scale. Recognizing this challenge, agencies and non-governmental organizations are increasingly searching for tools and information that al
Publication Date: Oct 4, 2018
Topics: Adaptation / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Video Training /


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