Energy & Transportation and Climate Change Adaptation

Climate change will impact energy and transportation in many ways. Some of the biggest impacts include direct impacts to infrastructure from heat waves, floods, fire, sea level rise and storm surges. Extreme events and longer-term changes will impact power supplies, the electric grid, pipelines, airports and sea ports, roads and highways. Adaptation must include measures to protect existing infrastructure and a planning and investment framework that minimizes the risks of climate impacts to new infrastructure.

California Climate Adaptation Strategy for Energy & Transportation

2010 California Regional Transportation Plan Guidelines

Caltrans Reports

Caltrans Activities to Address Climate Change - Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Adapting to Impacts (PDF file)

Addressing Climate Change Adaptation in Regional Transportation Plans: A Guide for California MPOs and RTPAs (PDF file)