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Announcing Request for Proposal: California’s Fifth Climate Change Assessment

June 6, 2023
California's 5th Climate Change Assessment with line icon of California state and the globe against a background of a dessert road landscape

In the last decade, Californians have endured severe drought, floods, historic wildfires, rising seas, and record temperatures all driven by climate change. Fostering resilience to these impacts requires sustained investment in climate change research and science. With direction from Senate Bill 1320 (Stern, 2020), and building on the strong foundation set by previous Assessments, the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research is leading the implementation of California’s Fifth Climate Change Assessment, in partnership with the California Natural Resources Agency, the California Energy Commission, and the California Strategic Growth Council.

The California Institute for Energy and Environment at the University of California, Berkeley, in partnership with the California Natural Resources Agency and the Fifth Assessment team, is pleased to announce a new solicitation to fund a suite of research products that fill demonstrable gaps in the scientific literature related to understanding and adapting to climate change impacts in California. This suite of original climate research will help fill critical knowledge gaps and set a foundation used to inform subsequent Fifth Assessment products, including a series of regional synthesis reports, statewide topical synthesis reports, and a statewide summary of Fifth Assessment findings and key takeaways.
Visit OPR’s website for more information about the Fifth Assessment’s overall timeline and process.

Submissions are due July 17, 2023, at 5:00 pm PDT and should be submitted electronically to ccca@berkeley.edu. More information, including submission requirements, can be found at the 5th Climate Change Assessment project page.
View full RFP on project page

The California Natural Resources Agency will be hosting an informational webinar regarding this solicitation on June 13, 2023, at 10:00 am PDT. The webinar will cover the overall goals of the solicitation, timelines, and proposal submission.

Live Spanish interpretation of the webinar will be provided.
Se proporcionará interpretación del seminario web.
Watch the webinar here

Image credit: Fifth Climate Change Assessment, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research