Workshop on Indicators of Climate Change in California

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Workshop Summary

The California Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) published a 2013 report, Indicators of Climate Change in California, a compilation of 36 indicators that characterize the multiple facets of climate change and its impacts on the State’s environment and people.  On June 16 and 17, 2015, OEHHA convened a workshop to improve upon and explore new metrics for tracking climate change and its impacts on California’s water resources, oceans, fish and wildlife, forests, agriculture, and the health and well-being of the state’s residents.  OEHHA will use information from the workshop to help develop its next climate change indicators report, scheduled for release in 2017.  

The specified goals of the workshop were to:

  • Stimulate and collect ideas for indicators of climate change in California
  • Discuss emerging evidence of climate change, its drivers and its impacts that are of particular significance to California and warrant further investigation
  • Get feedback on the existing indicators and how to improve them
  • Explore how climate change indicators can be integrated into climate policy and action

You can download the agenda from the workshop or a detailed summary including the speaker presentations in the downloads section below.