Santa Monica Climate Action Plan
Santa Monica, CA
Raimi + Associates worked with the City of Santa Monica and DNV-GL to create the Santa Monica Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. The plan outlines an ambitious pathway to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and adapt to climate impacts, such as sea level rise and extreme heat.
Specifically, R+A conducted a detailed vulnerability assessment for climate change in Santa Monica. The vulnerability assessment provides a “state of the science” report, exposure mapping, and sensitivity and adaptive capacity analysis for a variety of climate hazards and community assets. The analysis is used to support the development and prioritization of adaptation and resilience strategies for the city.
As part of the project, R+A also helped the City scope a “Community Action Toolkit,” a personalized climate action plan for Santa Monica residents. The toolkit will help to motivate behaviors to reduce greenhouse emissions and build resilience, track individual greenhouse gas emissions, track actions taken to reduce emissions and increase resilience, and encourage in-person social interaction around climate change.
Client: City of Santa Monica
Timeframe: 2016 - 2017
Climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation strategy development.
Community action toolkit for residents to create personalized climate action plans.
Mapped exposure to climate change.