California Coastal Commission

The Coastal Act mandates the California Coastal Commission to “protect, conserve, restore, and enhance” the state’s coastal resources. The Commission has long considered sea level rise impacts, erosion rates, tsunami vulnerability and other effects of a dynamic climate in decision making. And in light of current trends in greenhouse gas emissions and increased global temperatures, the Commission is investing significant resources to help California prepare. Sea level rise is expected to accelerate in the coming decades, with scientists projecting as much as a 66-inch increase in sea level along segments of California’s coast by the year 2100. Check out the many sea level rise resources available on the Commission’s website to gain a better understanding of sea level rise planning.