Statewide Response to Climate Change

Climate change is already having significant and widespread impacts on California's economy and environment. California's unique and valuable natural treasures - hundreds of miles of coastline, majestic forests and high value agriculture, snow-melt fed fresh water supply, vast snow and water fueled recreational opportunities, as well as other natural wonders - are especially at risk.

To respond to the threat of climate change, the State has enacted legislation, regulations and executive orders that put the State on the course to achieve robust greenhouse gas reductions while addressing the impacts on the state of a changing climate.

Adopting ambitious climate change goals put California at the forefront of global action. Achieving these goals will require significant collaboration and support from all public entities and private stakeholders representing all sectors of California's diverse economy. Taking steps now to prepare for and adapt to climate change will protect public health and safety, our economy and our future.”