Alliance Featured in Report on Climate Resilience Planning in San Diego

The Climate Science Alliance was recently featured in the new report, “Collaborative Planning for Climate Resilience”, produced jointly by the American Planning Association and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Read more about our efforts at the intersection of climate and community and how they’re applied to climate resilience planning efforts on today’s blog.



A team of experts from the American Planning Association and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego recently released a new report entitled Collaborative Planning for Climate Resilience that analyzed the planning needs to address climate change impacts in the San Diego region, and a proposed framework for regionally-specific climate resilience planning.


The need for interdisciplinary, equitable, and boundary-spanning collaborations is critical for building climate resilience and adaptation planning. As highlighted in the report, the Climate Science Alliance serves as a model for developing sustained, meaningful, and equitable boundary-spanning collaborations that connect scientists, planners, and community members to plan for a climate resilient present and future. This model has been applied within the Connecting Wildlands and Communities project in partnership with San Diego State University researchers to ensure community needs and priorities are integrated alongside science in climate resilience and adaptation planning.


In developing their recommended approach to climate resilience planning in San Diego, experts highlighted the San Diego Ecosystems Report, co-developed under the umbrella of the Climate Science Alliance, as a key document that provides a “thorough analysis of the risks to the region’s already fragile natural environment.”


The Climate Science Alliance is proud to continuously collaborate with dedicated partners in building a more climate resilient future for human and natural communities.


To learn more about the Collaborative Planning for Climate Resilience report, tune in to this KPBS interview featuring Climate Science Alliance Advisor and lead co-author of the report, Dr. Julie Kalansky from Scripps Institution of Oceanography.


Access the full Collaborative Planning for Climate Resilience report here.