On Monday, Council President & CEO Jim Wunderman joined other members of the California Climate Adaptation Task Force, including task force co-chair and former EPA administrator William Reilly, to release recommendations on how the state can plan ahead for the effects of climate change. The report, “Preparing for Unavoidable Effects of Climate Change: A Strategy for California,” reviews and analyzes evidence of sea level rise and recommends that the state should create incentives to encourage preventive action by individuals, businesses and organizations and make investments to protect critical resources and infrastructure. The group was convened in 2009 by the Pacific Council on International Policy, a Los Angeles-based nonpartisan policy organization, and was later appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as an advisory panel to the state.

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