This report examines adaptation options in regional case studies and offers insights into regulatory, legal, socioeconomic and other barriers to climate change adaptation so that they can be addressed effectively at the local and state levels. This report also explores local and statewide vulnerabilities to climate change, highlighting opportunities for taking concrete actions to reduce climate-change impacts like severe flooding, erosion, risk of drought, wild fire.
The report states that the third assessment breaks new ground in understanding the differential levels of vulnerability and related equity concerns for California, the causes of vulnerability, and the range of interventions that could be used to make a system less vulnerable and more resilient to climate change.
The key climate vulnerabilities were examined for coastal areas, public health, ecosystems, agriculture,wildfire,transportation and energy infrastructure, and water resources risk management. The report states that the further advances in integrated climate change science can inform California’s and the world’s climate choices and help ensure a resilient future.
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