California Climate Strategy

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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.

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The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, 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.

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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.

Explaining Climate Change

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

Statewide Campaigns