Golden Gate University Environmental Law Journal


Building on climate adaptation goals defined in climate policy, this paper identifies examples of performance-based metrics to measure and track the effectiveness of climate risk reduction and resilience actions in California in order to inform developing state policy and guidance on resilience metrics. After a brief review of California’s climate goals, a set of guiding principles are proposed for metric development. An overview of the current discourse on resiliency metrics follows and the paper concludes with a set of recommendations for the state as it moves forward in the development of metrics.