Climate Change Science
California's unique geography and economy will yield unique challenges and opportunities from climate change. While much research is global or national, studies that focus on California people, landscapes, and economic sectors are essential to understanding climate change impacts and informing policies to reduce greenhouse gases, adapt to changing environments, and create clean energy jobs and growth.
California state agencies have a long tradition of supporting such research. In 2015, the Climate Action Team published a five-year Climate Change Research Plan. See a searchable catalog of sponsored research projects. Summaries and syntheses of research are integral parts of the Climate Action Team reports to the Governor and Legislature. The Climate Action Team's Research Working Group works to ensure coordination among the state agencies performing and sponsoring research, to avoid duplication and find opportunities to collaborate.
See five case studies of collaborative research efforts.
- Climate Change Research Plan for California
- Catalog of State-Supported Research
- Research Bibliography
- Adaptation Research Information and Resources
- CCST California Climate Change Research Database
- California Climate Assessments
For more information, please contact:
Climate Change Research Lead, California Energy Commission