Local Adaptation Plans

Global warming and the effects of climate change pose great risks for Californians. Climate change will result in more frequent and more intense forest fires, more air pollution and deadly heat waves, a significant reduction in the snowpack and state water supplies, sea level rise and erosion along California's long coastline, and billions of dollars in damage to our agricultural, tourism, recreation, and other industries. These impacts have the potential to be hugely disruptive to how local governments operate. The State of California is currently working on several tools and programs to assist local governments with preparing for climate change.

For more information about these tools and resources, and how they interact with each other, please visit the Governor's Office of Planning and Research, Climate Change Resources page.