Disaster Resilience Initiative
Building the Foundation for a Resilient Future
Complex and intersecting disasters, including climate change, megafires, and the COVID-19 pandemic, are radically disrupting the ways in which Californians live and work. Science and technology (S&T) are revolutionizing a range of sectors in ways that heighten opportunities for social progress, but also threaten to magnify existing social inequalities and present risks to privacy, public safety, and national security.
In recognition of this need, and the increasing scale of disasters in the Golden State, CCST redoubled our efforts on disaster resilience to increase the delivery and responsiveness of advisory services provided by independent S&T experts to State policymakers. We mobilize the S&T expertise across California’s extraordinary research and innovation enterprise to deliver science-driven recommendations for increasing resilience to complex, intersecting disasters.
CCST Annual Report 2020
Toward a Resilient California
In our 2020 Annual Report, read a message from our Board Chair Peter Cowhey reflecting on the historic and challenging year that included a global pandemic, a movement for racial justice, historic wildfire and a continued climate crisis, and a Presidential election. See progress made on our disaster resilience initiative, Toward a Resilient California. Learn about these important developments on wildfire and COVID-19 exposure notification, meet the 2020 class of CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows (the first class to be placed in Executive Branch offices), view photos from Science & Technology Week, and find more details about our Board of Directors and financials in the full report.
Related Publications & Projects
We know science and technology must be essential components of our recovery from the pandemic and our preparation for future complex disasters.
CCST Board Chair