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California Releases Draft Climate Change Preparation Plan

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The draft “Safeguarding California Plan” is an update of the state’s 2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy. It outlines the preparations needed in nine key sectors like energy, public health, agriculture and water.

For example, the draft suggests developing an urban water use plan to reduce reliance on distant, unpredictable sources. It also calls for “smart” power grids that are connected, but localized. And it calls for reducing the state’s carbon footprint today to lessen the impacts of climate change in the future.

The plan recommends a long-term sustainable funding source for climate change mitigation and better coordination between government agencies, private business and individual citizens.