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Adaptation Resources and Case Studies

Climate Action Planning in Emeryville

Emeryville will soon be launching its sustainability website with various resources for the public on climate change and environmental issues.

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Adaptation Planning and Greenhouse Gas Monitoring in Santa Barbara

Since August 2015, the County of Santa Barbara has been working to implement 51 Energy Reduction Measures (ERMS) as part of its Climate Action Plan.

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Los Angeles Energy Atlas

The Los Angeles Energy Atlas is an innovative interactive web atlas that provides decision-makers, researchers and the public with access to the largest database of building energy usage available for all of Los Angeles County.

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Local Government Commission (LGC)

The Local Government Commission is a nonprofit organization that focuses on innovation in local environmental sustainability, economic growth and social equity.

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The Capital Region Business Resiliency Initiative

Valley Vision is spearheading the Capital Region Business Resiliency Initiative, which has prepared a document called the Disaster Preparedness Toolkit.

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Sacramento Region Transportation Climate Adaptation Plan

Completed in 2015, Sacramento has adopted the Sacramento Region Transportation Climate Adaptation Plan, developed by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) and CivicSpark.

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Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

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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West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project

The WOEIP is a non-profit organization that fights for environmental justice in West Oakland. The mission of the WOEIP is to increase awareness of these issues and promote public health, air quality, and smarter land use.

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Perspectives and Guidance for Climate Change Analysis

The California Department of Water Resources has prepared a report on Perspectives and Guidance for Climate Change Analysis in August 2015 with the help of the Climate Change Technical Advisory Group (CCTAG). 

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California Coastal Commission Adopts Sea Level Rise Policy Guidance Document

On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, the Coastal Commission unanimously adopted the Sea Level Rise Policy Guidance document as interpretive guidelines for Local Coastal Programs and Coastal Development Permit applicants. The Guidance is intended to assist in the preparation for sea level rise within the context of the Coastal Act.

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California Coastal Commission Releases Draft Revisions to Sea Level Rise Policy Guidance

The California Coastal Commission solicits public input on its revised Sea Level Rise Policy Guidance document.

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Benicia Moving Forward with Adaptation Plans

The city of Benicia in Northern California is testing "Adapting to Rising Tides (ART)," an adaptation model developed by the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC).

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The Georgetown Climate Center

The Georgetown Climate Center, based at Georgetown Law, is a nonpartisan organization whose mission is to "advance effective climate, energy, and transportation policies in the United States—policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help communities adapt to climate change."

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The Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKEx)

CAKEx is a resource for those working on climate adaptation. Founded in 2010 by EcoAdapt and Island Press, CAKEx's mission is "to build a shared knowledge base for managing natural and built systems in the face of climate change."

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American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP)

ASAP is a member-based organization whose mission is to "to connect and support the people who are building climate resilience." Their members commit to helping communities and organizations prepare for the impacts of climate change.

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