Leading the world in climate resilience

Climate change is pushing California’s already volatile climate towards greater extremes. The California Resilience Challenge is a statewide effort, led by businesses, with support from the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, and a diverse array of environmental and community leaders, to develop a pipeline of climate adaptation projects across the state to strengthen local and regional resilience to heat, drought, floods, and wildfire. Since 2020, the California Resilience Challenge has provided $6 million to 38 communities across California to support early stage climate adaptation planning.

Climate change is causing California’s already volatile climate to produce increasingly extreme droughts, floods, heatwaves, and wildfires.


Five of the six largest wildfires in state history burned simultaneously in 2021 as wildfires burned a record 4 million acres.


California is once again in a drought emergency, and state officials estimate the Sierra snow pack, the source for over one-third of California’s water, will shrink up to 65 percent by 2100.


Sea levels are projected to rise between 7-23 inches by 2050, and more extreme storms will cause inland flooding.


August 2020 was the hottest month in state history and saw the hottest temperature ever recorded on the surface of the earth, threatening vulnerable populations.