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San Diego region

San Diego region

RESOURCES

Organisations, Programmes, and Projects

San Diego Climate Collaboration, University of San Diego

Description: a network for mitigation and adaptation

https://www.sandiego.edu/soles/hub-nonprofit/initiatives/climate-collaborative/

Sustainability Department, City of San Diego

Description: Climate Action Plan, annual reports, and budget analysis

https://www.sandiego.gov/sustainability/climate-action-plan

Resilience Department, City of San Diego

Description: Programs and plans for storm water runoff, urban forests, sea level rise, and drought

https://www.sandiego.gov/sustainability/resilience

Resilient Coastlines Project of Greater San Diego, Climate Science Alliance

Description: Alliance that has projects, working groups and climate summits on landscapes, conservation, resilience, and biodiversity

https://www.climatesciencealliance.org/archive/resilient-coastlines-project

Climate Program, The San Diego Foundation

Description: Regional collaboration for mitigation and adaptation

https://www.sdfoundation.org/programs/programs-and-funds/climate/

Reports and Policies

Regional Adaptation Needs Assessment 2019, San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative; San Diego Association of Governments; Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve; The San Diego Foundation

Description: Identifies adaptation needs and opportunities for the region

https://digital.sandiego.edu/npi-sdclimate/13/

2021 Regional Plan, SANDAG

Description: Merges the Regional Transportation Plan, Sustainable Communities Strategy, and Regional Comprehensive Plan

https://www.sdforward.com/about-san-diego-forward/developing-the-2021-regional-plan

San Diego Region Coastal Sea Level Rise Analysis, Caltrans

Description: Sea level rise projections and guidance for regulations, especially concerning transport infrastructure

https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-11/programs/district-11-environmental/i-5pwp-toc/appd

San Diego Region Fourth Climate Change Assessment Report 2018, University of California San Diego

Description: Outlines climate impacts to informs policies and programs

https://www.energy.ca.gov/sites/default/files/2019-11/Reg_Report-SUM-CCCA4-2018-009_SanDiego_ADA.pdf

Sea Level Rise Adaptation Strategy for San Diego Bay 2012, ICLEI

Description: Collaboratively produced regional plan

https://icleiusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/San-Diego-Sea-Level-Rise.pdf

Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment & Coastal Resiliency Report 2019, Port of San Diego

Description: Proposals to address sea level rise in accordance with regulations

https://pantheonstorage.blob.core.windows.net/environment/FINAL-San-Diego-Unified-Port-District-Sea-Level-Rise-Vulnerability-and-Coastal-Resiliency-Report-AB691.pdf

Academic Articles

Messner, S., Miranda, S. C., Young, E., & Hedge, N. (2011). Climate change-related impacts in the San Diego region by 2050. Climatic change, 109(1), 505-531.

Description: Outlines potential impacts and makes recommendations for local and regional level

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-011-0316-1

Guirguis, K., Basu, R., Al‚ÄźDelaimy, W. K., Benmarhnia, T., Clemesha, R. E., Corcos, I., ... & Vashishtha, D. (2018). Heat, disparities, and health outcomes in San Diego County's diverse climate zones. GeoHealth, 2(7), 212-223.

Description: Analyzes health impacts of temperature change in three climate zones

https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2017GH000127

Vahmani, P., Sun, F., Hall, A., & Ban-Weiss, G. (2016). Investigating the climate impacts of urbanization and the potential for cool roofs to counter future climate change in Southern California. Environmental Research Letters, 11(12), 124027.

Description: Models the potential for cool roofs to address air temperature increase linked to urbanization

https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/11/12/124027/meta

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