About the Forum

Advancing Adaptation Throughout California

The California Adaptation Forum (CAF) is a biennial conference hosted by the Local Government Commission, in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, offering a series of engaging plenaries, sessions, networking opportunities, workshops, and tours to support our transition from adaptation awareness and planning to action. CAF aims to gather California’s adaptation community to foster knowledge exchange, innovation, and mutual support to accelerate climate adaptation efforts and create equitable and resilient communities throughout the state.

Forum History

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the in person 2020 California Adaptation was postponed. During 2020, in partnership with Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation (ARCCA) CAF held a 3-part webinar series that engaged 1400 leaders and practitioners from across the state.

Engaging a Multi-Disciplinary Audience

A significant factor in the success of the California Adaptation Forum is its appeal to leaders from a diverse range of sectors and disciplines. As with previous forums, we anticipate our 2021 audience will include elected officials, public and private sector leaders, tribal representatives, community-based organizations and nonprofits, and researchers from a range of sectors.

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    Air Quality
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    Agriculture
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    Biodiversity and Habitat Conservation
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    Forestry
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    Equity and Justice
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    Emergency Management
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    Energy
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    Ocean and Coastal Management
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    Planning and Urban Design
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    Public Health
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    Transportation
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    Water
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