Climate change will impact the socio-economic viability of every community while also affecting infrastructure, built systems, social aspects and public health. Extreme and rapid changes in temperature, precipitation, and sea level are certain to impact health, natural resources, coastal ecology, transportation, energy infrastructure, and food and water security. In 2018, Sustainable San Mateo County’s Annual Key Indicator Report presented the complex interconnection between systems and behaviors that drive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and how these emissions lead to climate change, highlighting the urgent need to take action.

The Annual Key Indicator Report 2019 continues to explore climate change with a focus on key actions which are being driven by multiple agencies and businesses in San Mateo County (SMC). The report presents long term hazard mitigation strategies for wildfires and inundation, infrastructure management of transportation and renewable energy systems, and human welfare aspects of health, adaptation and resilience-building along with social equity as a cross-cutting theme weaved in throughout the report.

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Long Term Planning for Emergency Preparedness

Sea Level Rise/ Flooding


Renewable Energy/ Energy Use

Public Health

Adaptation/ Resilience

Case Studies


Complete list of references for 2019 Key indicator