Protecting Californians From Extreme Heat: A State Action Plan to Build Community Resilience
Organization: State of California
Actions in the plan are organized into four tracks –
(A) Build Public Awareness and Notification;
(B) Strengthen Community Services and Response;
(C) Increase Resilience of Our Built Environment; and
(D) Utilize Nature-Based Solutions.
These tracks include established and recommended state actions to address extreme heat. The Administration is committed to continued scoping and exploration of these actions. Areas of near-term focus include:
- Implement a statewide public health monitoring system to identify heat illness events early, monitor trends, and track illnesses to intervene and prevent further harm.
- Accelerate readiness and protection of communities most impacted by extreme heat, including through cooling schools and homes, supporting
community resilience centers, and expanding nature-based solutions.
- Protect vulnerable populations through codes, standards, and regulations.
- Expand economic opportunity and build a climate smart workforce that can operate under and address extreme heat.
- Increase public awareness to reduce risks posed by extreme heat.
- Protect natural and working lands, ecosystems, and biodiversity from the impacts of extreme heat.