This program was created to ensure that the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center is responsive to the research and management needs of Federal and State agencies to provide science and technical support regarding the impacts of climate change in fish, wildlife, plants and ecological processes.
The CLEEN Center provides direct public financing to Municipalities, Universities, Schools and Hospitals (MUSH) to help meet the State's goals for greenhouse gas emissions reduction, water conservation and environmental conservation. Financing can be funded via a combination of a direct loan from IBank or public market tax-exempt bonds in amounts from $50 thousand to $30 million (or higher with board approval).
CSU aids local rural communities, connected through a peer learning network, by offering training, expertise, and support in climate adaptation planning. Through this training, expertise, and support, CSU strengthens local leadership, public engagement, and ecosystem protection efforts in rural communities. In the past, CSU has offered two distance-learning programs; the Climate Adaptation Plan Development Program and the Climate Adaptation Plan Implementation Program. The development program results in a local climate adaptation plan (focusing on forest and water resource resilience).
The California Conservation Corps can work with schools, public agencies, and commercial properties.
There are five CCC crews trained to assist with water conservation work, including installation of new irrigation systems and turf removal for state and local agencies. The drought legislation also allows the CCC to help with water conservation measures on commercial properties.
The CCC has funding to complete water conservation projects through June 30, 2016.