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The City has released a working draft of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP)! This draft includes the mitigations and adaptations included in the plan, along with some of the supporting information such as the CAAP overview, greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and GHG reduction target. The GHG inventory includes a supplemental research memo on oil and gas extraction in Long Beach.
Supplementary technical information that will be included as technical appendices to the CAAP are linked below under "CAAP Data and Assessments."
DRAFT Long Beach CAAP:
- Introduction, Community Context & Climate Science Overview - Draft Released 5/31/19
- CAAP Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions, Forecasts and Targets - Draft Released 5/31/19
- CAAP Mitigation Actions - Draft Released 5/31/19
- CAAP Adaptation Actions - Draft Released 5/31/19
- Performance and Monitoring - coming soon
The draft plan was presented to the community at the June 1, 2019, CAAP open house. The 45-day public comment period closed on July 15, 2019. A final draft CAAP will be released in 2020.
Several assessments and analyses are being conducted to provide a Long Beach specific summary of current and future GHG emissions, GHG emissions reduction target options, local climate hazards and sectoral vulnerability assessments of those hazards. As reports are available, they will be posted here for public review:
- Long Beach Climate Hazards Summary
- This memo highlights the historic climate trends, climate projections, and potential impacts from the scientific literature most applicable to Long Beach in order to inform the exposure component of the vunerability assessment.
- Long Beach Vulnerability Assessment Results
- The purpose of the vulnerability assessment is to understand what extent climate stressors will impact various assets in Long Beach in order to prioritize in the development of adaptation strategies, as well as to inform decision making for future capital investment.
- Geenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reduction Target Options Memo - updated May 2019 with 2045 net carbon neutrality goal
- Long Beach GHG Inventory
- Long Beach Oil & Gas Emissions Memo - Released 5/31/19
- Climate Change Vulnerability Maps
Past meetings and presentations
Thank you to all who attended LB ClimateFest! There was a large turnout, and in addition to unveiling the draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP), activities included presentation of climate change science projects by local students, an interactive chalk art exhibit displaying sea level rise projections for Marine Stadium on the parking lot where the event took place, and a sustainability resource fair.
- View posters from the event that summarize the draft CAAP
- View completed posters from the event
- View drone footage from the event - coming soon!
The City hosted a panel discussion on Extreme Heat in Long Beach: Staying Safe & Solving Climate Change. Featured panelists included:
- Councilmember Roberto Uranga - City of Long Beach, Seventh District
- Myron Wollin - President, Long Beach Gray Panthers
- Alison Spindler - Planner and Budget Specialist, Long Beach Development Services
- Jennifer Lentz - Climate Resilience & Community Sciences Programs Coordinator, Aquarium of the Pacific
- Dean Toji - Executive Committee Member, Long Beach 350
- Jake Heflin - Firefighter/Paramedic, Public Information Officer, CERT Program Manager, Long Beach Fire Department
- Nancy Riano - Nursing Services Officer/Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Director, Long Beach Health & Human Services Department
- Karen Reside - Secretary, Long Beach Gray Panthers
- Edric Guise - Chair, Long Beach Citizen's Climate Lobby
This event was hosted in partnership with the Office of Councilmember Roberto Uranga, Long Beach Gray Panthers, Citizen's Climate Lobby, and Long Beach 350.
The City hosted the second CAAP Open House and Sustainability Resource Fair on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library. The materials and resources from the event are below:
The City hosted a panel discussion on Sea Level Rise in Long Beach & What Homeowners Can Do to Prepare featuring Jerry Schubel, PhD, from the Aquarium of the Pacific and Jeff Jeannette, AIA, from Jeannette Architects on Monday, January 14, 2019 at Best Western Golden Sails Hotel.
Sea Level Rise Event Information
- Presentation: CAAP Overview
- Presentation: Sea Level Rise in Long Beach - Jerry R. Schubel
- Presentation: Preparing Your Home for Sea Level Rise in the Floodplains of Long Beach - Jeff Jeannette, AIA
- Video Presentation: Sea Level Rise in Long Beach
The City hosted the first-ever CAAP Open House and Sustainability Resource Fair on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. The materials and resources from the event are below:
- Event photos
- Completed feedback boards
- Vulnerability Maps
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