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Resources & Documents

The City has released the proposed Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP)! The proposed plan will be considered by the Long Beach City Council, on January 5, 2021, after which the CEQA review process will take place. Final adoption is anticipated Fall 2021, after completion of the environmental review.

Long Beach CAAP:

The previous draft plan was released on June 1, 2019. Community and agency feedback on the draft plan informed edits to the proposed plan.

DRAFT Long Beach CAAP (released 5/31/19):

Several assessments and analyses are being conducted to provide a Long Beach specific summary of current and future GHG emissions, GHG emissions reduction target options, local climate hazards and sectoral vulnerability assessments of those hazards. As reports are available, they will be posted here for public review:

Past meetings and presentations

Thank you to all who attended LB ClimateFest! There was a large turnout, and in addition to unveiling the draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP), activities included presentation of climate change science projects by local students, an interactive chalk art exhibit displaying sea level rise projections for Marine Stadium on the parking lot where the event took place, and a sustainability resource fair.

The City hosted a panel discussion on Extreme Heat in Long Beach: Staying Safe & Solving Climate Change. Featured panelists included:

  • Councilmember Roberto Uranga - City of Long Beach, Seventh District
  • Myron Wollin - President, Long Beach Gray Panthers
  • Alison Spindler - Planner and Budget Specialist, Long Beach Development Services
  • Jennifer Lentz - Climate Resilience & Community Sciences Programs Coordinator, Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Dean Toji - Executive Committee Member, Long Beach 350
  • Jake Heflin - Firefighter/Paramedic, Public Information Officer, CERT Program Manager, Long Beach Fire Department
  • Nancy Riano - Nursing Services Officer/Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Director, Long Beach Health & Human Services Department
  • Karen Reside - Secretary, Long Beach Gray Panthers
  • Edric Guise - Chair, Long Beach Citizen's Climate Lobby

This event was hosted in partnership with the Office of Councilmember Roberto Uranga, Long Beach Gray Panthers, Citizen's Climate Lobby, and Long Beach 350.

The City hosted the second CAAP Open House and Sustainability Resource Fair on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library. The materials and resources from the event are below:

The City hosted a panel discussion on Sea Level Rise in Long Beach & What Homeowners Can Do to Prepare featuring Jerry Schubel, PhD, from the Aquarium of the Pacific and Jeff Jeannette, AIA, from Jeannette Architects on Monday, January 14, 2019 at Best Western Golden Sails Hotel.

Sea Level Rise Event Information

The City hosted the first-ever CAAP Open House and Sustainability Resource Fair on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. The materials and resources from the event are below: