Research to Action
The Research Program invests in science that advances the State’s climate goals, engages stakeholders and communities, and fills important research gaps.
The research projects funded by SGC will provide tools and resources to build resilience in vulnerable communities and ecosystems, advance climate adaptation solutions, and support the development of low-greenhouse gas and clean energy technologies.
The Research Program emphasizes meaningful engagement, integrating the insights and perspectives of diverse community and stakeholder voices into each step of the research process.
Developed through a stakeholder-driven process, the program’s Research Investment Plan guides the development and implementation of its investments. The Council regularly updates this plan with stakeholders to ensure that future investments will address changing policy and community needs.
Supporting California-Based Research
SGC supports research across California-based research institutions, building capacity in the State to address urgent climate challenges and fostering meaningful partnerships between research institutions, communities, and policymakers.
Leveraging Agency Partners
The Research Program leverages interagency partners to compliment research funded by other parts of the State. SGC’s research investment decisions are guided by an interagency Steering Committee, technical experts, and an interagency policy-level review.