Technical Advisory Council

The ICARP Technical Advisory Council facilitates the development of holistic, complimentary strategies that increase California’s resilience to climate change, advance equity and environmental justice, and benefit both greenhouse gas emissions reductions and adaptation efforts.

Council Objectives

On October 8 2015, SB 246 was signed into law, creating the Technical Advisory Council (TAC). The TAC shall be comprised of members from a range of disciplines, in order to provide scientific and technical support, and from regional and local governments and entities. The advisory council shall support the office’s goals to facilitate coordination among state, regional, and local agency efforts to adapt to the impacts of climate change by:

  • Developing tools and guidance
  • Promoting and coordinating state agency support for local and regional efforts
  • Informing state-led programs, including state planning processes, grant programs, and guideline development, to better reflect the goals, efforts and challenges faced by local and regional entities pursuing adaptation, preparedness and resilience


The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research is pleased to announce the establishment of the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resilience Program (ICARP) Technical Advisory Council (TAC) through the recent appointment of its members. The Council is comprised of 17 public members and five state agency representatives. The Council, established through Senate Bill 246 (Wieckowski, 2015), brings together local governments, practitioners, scientists and community leaders to help coordinate activities that better prepare California for the impacts of a changing climate. The TAC supports OPR in its goal to facilitate coordination among state, regional and local adaptation and resiliency efforts, with a focus on opportunities to support local implementation actions that improve the quality of life for present and future generations. The Technical Advisory Council will meet quarterly, with the first public meeting on March 27th in Sacramento, California.