Help Shape California's Cutting Edge Climate Adaptation Research

The Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program at the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research is hosting a series of 6 public roundtables to discuss California-specific information and knowledge gaps that will help inform the scope of climate change research conducted as part of California’s Fifth Climate Change Assessment. Each roundtable discussion will consider how future research can incorporate equity, traditional knowledges, governance, and economic impacts and climate financing. Please visit the Fifth Assessment webpage for additional background and register at the links below.


Infrastructure & Built Systems: September 26th 9:00-10:30am PST | REGISTER

Climate impacts on land use, development, transportation and built infrastructure, and how these systems respond to these impacts, including climate-related human migration and displacement.  


Human Health, Culture, & Wellbeing: September 30th 9:00-10:30am PST | REGISTER 

Climate impacts to human health (physical and mental) and emergencies, general safety and wellbeing (including in the workplace), impacts to cultural resources, and resilience to these impacts. This includes cultural, social, and economic impacts of climate change, such as human migration and displacement, and responding to these impacts.  


Water Management: September 30th 2:00-3:30pm PST | REGISTER

Climate impacts on residential, agricultural, and industrial water use and the physical and social systems that manage ground and surface water supply, as well as water quality (including contamination, salinity, and desalination). This includes building resilience and adapting to these impacts.  


Natural Lands & Biodiversity: October 3rd 9:00-10:30am PST | REGISTER

Climate impacts to natural terrestrial ecosystems, habitat, and biodiversity, including forests, deserts, shrublands/chaparral, urban forests/parks, grasslands, wetlands, and coastal lands throughout California, and how to respond to such impacts.  


Natural Waters & Biodiversity: October 3rd 2:30-4pm PST | REGISTER

Climate impacts on natural aquatic ecosystems, habitat and biodiversity, including ocean areas, estuaries, lakes, streams and rivers throughout California, and how to respond to such impacts. 


Working Lands, Waters, & Biodiversity: October 6th 1:00-2:30pm PST | REGISTER

Climate impacts to lands and waters that are managed to fulfill some service for society, including agriculture, timberlands, rangelands, aquaculture, fisheries, and lands used for mining, and how to respond to such impacts. 



September 26 - October 06 2022




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