A new report titled “Ounce of Prevention. Advancing Equitable Climate Resilience Planning in California,” explores how California cities are preparing for climate change.
Created by Climate Resolve and Farallon Strategies, the report highlights the importance of updating General Plans for risks associated with climate change and identifying strategies to protect the public from those impacts, as required by Senate Bill 379.
However, only half of the state’s cities complied with the law by the deadline of January 1, 2022.
Nonetheless, among the cities and counties that did comply, the report found examples of insightful resilience planning that can serve as a model for other cities in California and beyond.
The research project was funded by the California Conservation Innovations program of Resources Legacy Fund.