In 2016, the City released its Sea Level Rise (SLR) Action Plan. Building on significant and collaborative prior work, it defines an overarching vision, while putting forth key objectives for SLR planning in San Francisco. It summarizes current climate science, reviews relevant policies and regulations, and estimates the cost of inaction. It also identifies data gaps and establishes a framework for further assessment, adaptation planning and implementation. Among other key steps, the Planning Department will be completing a SLR Vulnerability and Consequences Assessment that will inform adaptation strategy development going forward.
San Francisco’s Sea Level Rise Action Plan is available in full-text here.