Category: Climate Change


California Issues Extreme Heat Action Plan

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the state has released its Extreme Heat Action Plan, outlining a strategic and comprehensive set of state actions to adapt and strengthen resilience to extreme heat. With the launch of the Extreme Heat Action Plan, the Newsom Administration is announcing an all-of-government approach to address extreme heat across four…

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Berkeley IGS Poll Finds Majorities Perceive Changing Climate as Serious Health and Safety Threats

A recent poll from the University of California, Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) found that a two-thirds majority describes both extreme heat (64 percent) and air pollution (63 percent) as serious threats to their own and their family’s health and safety. Relative to extreme heat, wide partisan differences in opinions about the seriousness of…

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California Unveils Updated Climate Adaptation Strategy

This week, the Newsom Administration launched the state’s Climate Adaptation Strategy outlining an all-hands-on-deck approach to building climate resilience across California. The Climate Adaptation Strategy identifies six key priorities to drive resilience actions throughout the state: Strengthen protections for climate-vulnerable communities Bolster public health and safety efforts to protect against increasing climate risks Build a…

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Cal/OSHA Reminders Employers to Protect Workers from Heat Illness

On Wednesday, the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) reminded all employers statewide to protect outdoor workers from heat illness. The reminder comes as the National Weather Service has issued heat advisories throughout the state. According to Cal/OSHA, employers must take steps to protect workers from heat illness…

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CDPH Publishes April 2022 Climate Change & Health Equity Updates

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) published their Climate Change & Health Equity Section newsletter that highlights their work in advancing climate change, health equity, improving living conditions through policies, systems, and environmental changes. This week the newsletter features ongoing climate planning process, the public health workgroup on climate action, and state government updates,…

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CDPH Issues Monthly Climate Change and Health Equity Updates

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Climate Change and Health Equity Section (CCHES) this week issued its monthly update summary for March 2022. In its update, CCHES highlights funding opportunities through the CDPH Office of Health Equity (OHE), state government updates, public comment opportunities on climate programming, and toolkit resources to support local work….

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Legislature Convenes Joint Hearing on Extreme Heat Emergency

The California Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management on Thursday convened an informational hearing to assess the state’s extreme heat emergency. Senator Henry Stern, chair of the joint committee, opened the hearing by highlighting concerning trends in extreme heat and wildfires in the state of California, largely exacerbated by impacts of climate change. Assembly Member…

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CDPH Publishes Climate Change & Health Equity Update

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Climate Change & Health Equity Section (CCHES) recently published its monthly newsletter for February 2022. The newsletter details CCHES program updates, climate-related state government updates, upcoming meetings and webinars, and climate and health equity resources. The February 2022 Newsletter is available here.

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CDPH to Convene COVID-19 and Climate Crisis Webinar

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently announced it will convene the Public Health Workgroup of the California Climate Action Team (CAT-PHWG) for a meeting on lessons learned from COVID-19 equity actions and how they can be leveraged to strengthen climate action planning and community resilience. The meeting will occur on Tuesday, November 30…

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