• New Interactive Map Tracks Climate Investments
    California leads the nation with its ambitious programs to combat climate change, from ramping up renewable energy to driving the development of cleaner cars and its cap-and-trade program. Now, an interactive online map is available to track where funds from these ground-breaking programs are being invested. Learn more.
  • Climate Change Research Plan for California
    California's climate change policies have been built on the best available scientific understanding and ongoing research commissioned by state agencies to illuminate California-specific knowledge needs. The 2015 Climate Change Research Plan for California identifies needs for the next three to five years.
  • Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
    The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), a major component of California's renewable energy planning efforts, will help provide effective protection and conservation of desert ecosystems while allowing for the appropriate development of renewable energy projects.
  • Fourth California Climate Change Assessment Building on California's prior investments in regionally relevant climate science, the Fourth California Climate Change Assessment will provide critical information to support decisions that will safeguard the people, economy and resources of California. The Fourth Assessment is the first step in implementing the Research Plan.
  • Safeguarding California Plan
    The California Natural Resources Agency, in coordination with other state agencies, has updated the 2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy. The Safeguarding California Plan augments previously identified strategies in light of advances in climate science and risk management options.
  • AB32 Scoping Plan
    The Air Resources Board approved the First Update to the AB 32 Scoping Plan on May 22, 2014. It identifies opportunities to leverage existing and new funds to further drive GHG emission reductions through strategic planning and targeted low carbon investments.



The National Research Council has developed a series of videos that explain how scientists have arrived at the state of knowledge about current climate change and its causes.

Climate Change: Lines of Evidence

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