California Climate Change Symposium 2016

About California Climate Change Symposium 2016

California Climate Change Symposium 2016 is the premier forum for the sharing of cutting-edge research addressing the impacts of climate change on the state. This research informs the state’s strategies and policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to develop programs to safeguard California from a changing climate. California Climate Change Symposium 2016 is convened by the California Natural Resources Agency, the California Environmental Protection Agency, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.

This year’s symposium will feature preliminary reports from California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment, a status report on the state’s Climate Change Research Plan as well as presentations on emerging research.

The California Climate Change Symposium is being organized in coordination with the California Adaptation Forum, September 7-8, in Long Beach. The two events are complementary. The Symposium will focus on research while the Forum will focus on policy and action.

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  • Facilitate the production, adoption and application of climate science with respect to California policy and local governance
  • Provide a forum for sharing recent science and practical applications relevant to climate change impacts and vulnerability
  • Foster the translation of regional climate change research into policy solutions
  • Expand support for climate science research with applications to California’s environment, public health and economy
  • Facilitate collaboration across scientific research fields and public policy silos


Program coming – stay tuned.


Researchers, local governments, private sector stakeholders, and other groups working to support climate resilience shared posters at the California Climate Change Symposium 2015 to present current scientific research projects or implementation of strategies to promote climate resilience.

There will be a dedicated poster session with a reception at this year’s symposium. Sign up on the California Natural Resources Agency’s Climate List-Serve to be notified when the submission period for posters will open, and other important details.