ESA has been working with the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) to prepare a comprehensive framework for climate adaptation planning, which will help local governments across six counties and 191 cities to prepare for the impacts of sea-level rise, extreme heat, increasingly frequent and damaging wildfires, and other climate-related hazards.

The full guidebook has just been released, providing steps cities and counties can take to better prepare their communities for climate change impacts.

Click here to see the guidebook.

Check back soon for new tools and resources, including interactive online maps identifying climate change hazards in the SCAG region, a compendium of over 270 adaptation strategies, model adaptation policies for local coastal program and General Plan housing and safety elements, climate change indicators and tracking metrics for local governments, and strategies for funding and financing climate-safe infrastructure.