California Adaptation Planning Guide

The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) developed the Adaptation Planning Guide (APG) to provide guidance to local governments on local adaptation and resiliency planning.

The APG, updated in 2020, includes:

  • A step-by-step planning process that communities can use to adapt to climate change
  • A summary of statewide guidance, resources and tools
  • Best practices, best available science, and the latest updates to state plans, policies, programs and regulations
  • An approach that integrates equity and community engagement throughout all planning phases

The APG website includes common questions, information about the planning phases and additional resources.