Adapt-CA Roadmap

Staffing & Technical Capacity

Having well-developed and dedicated staff capacity to address evolving climate change risks and adaptation is fundamental in order to internally advance the agency towards achieving resilience goals. The process of building staff capacity can be broken down into two core strategies: 1) increasing technical capacity to identify climate change risks and implement adaptation activities; and 2) ensuring that there is sufficient staffing allocated to adaptation activities, as well as sufficient investment in staff development to increase staff’s ability to plan for and implement adaptation activities. Given that climate change risks and adaptation are cross-cutting with high levels of uncertainty and variability, staff capacity is needed across multiple departments and across a range of different skills. As the adaptation space continues to evolve, it is important to continuously invest in staff to enable more sophisticated financial and legal analyses of climate risks and adaptation scenarios.