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California's climate change policies have been built on the best available scientific understanding and ongoing research commissioned by state agencies to illuminate California-specific knowledge needs. The 2015 Climate Change Research Plan for California identifies needs for the next three to five years.

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California's climate change policies have been built on the best available scientific understanding and ongoing research commissioned by state agencies to illuminate California-specific knowledge needs. The 2015 Climate Change Research Plan for California identifies needs for the next three to five years.

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Building on California's prior investments in regionally relevant climate science, the Fourth California Climate Change Assessment will provide critical information to support decisions that will safeguard the people, economy and resources of California. The Fourth Assessment is the first step in implementing the Research Plan.

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The California Natural Resources Agency, in coordination with other state agencies, has updated the 2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy. The Safeguarding California Plan augments previously identified strategies in light of advances in climate science and risk management options.

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The Air Resources Board approved the First Update to the AB 32 Scoping Plan on May 22, 2014. It identifies opportunities to leverage existing and new funds to further drive GHG emission reductions through strategic planning and targeted low carbon investments.