Regional Climate Adaptation Framework

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The Southern California Association of Governments is pleased to be developing a Regional Climate Adaptation Framework, which will assist local and regional jurisdictions in managing the negative impacts of climate change. The study will look at how the Southern California region can work together to plan and prepare for the impacts of sea level rise, extreme heat, increasingly frequent and damaging wildfires, and other climate-related issues. We are already dealing with these severe climate issues and adaptation planning is necessary to help individuals, communities, and natural systems cope with the unavoidable consequences of a changing climate.

Over the next year, SCAG will work with local municipalities, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders to assess the unique issues affecting the SCAG region, available planning tools and resources, scientific data, and messaging strategies. Many local jurisdictions do not have the resources to adequately assess their local hazards, develop effective adaptation plans, and participate in regional planning efforts - our framework will provide jurisdictions with a roadmap to adaptation in an effort to help build a more resilient Southern California.