Climate adaptation - California Governor's Climate Conference 2011

On December 15, 2011, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and environmental, business and public health and safety leaders came together at The Governor's Conference on Extreme Climate Risks and California's Future.

The Governor's Conference focused on the threats of unpredictable and extreme weather events on the state's economy, business sectors, public health and natural resources. Attendees discussed the best ways to prepare and protect our state and adapt to these growing risks.

The Governor's Conference built on the findings of a United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report outlining the link between global warming, extreme weather events and their economic impact.

You'll find unique examples of California-based climate change adaptation, innovation and mitigation strategies. This video was shown on 12/15/11 during Governor Brown’s "Extreme Climate Risks and California’s Future" conference at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, California. Produced by Cal EMA Public & Crisis Communications Division.