San Diego recources


Organisations, Programmes, and Projects

San Diego Climate Collaboration, University of San Diego

Description: a network for mitigation and adaptation

Sustainability Department, City of San Diego

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

Resilience Department, City of San Diego

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

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

Climate Program, The San Diego Foundation

Description: Regional collaboration for mitigation and adaptation



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

2021 Regional Plan, SANDAG

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

San Diego Region Coastal Sea Level Rise Analysis, Caltrans

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

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

Description: Outlines climate impacts to informs policies and programs

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

Description: Collaboratively produced regional plan

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

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

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

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

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

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