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  1. Bay Area Climate & Energy Resilience Project
    The Bay Area Climate & Energy Resilience Project is a collaborative of more than 100 public, private, and non-profit stakeholders in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. The primary purpose of the project is to support and enhance the local climate adaptation efforts of cities, counties and other organizations. We are focused on specific actions that will help all Bay Area stakeholders to move forward in a more efficient and powerful manner. Contact: Bruce Riordan, bruce@bayareajpc.net or Aleka Seville, Aleka@bayareajpc.net

    On June 3rd, more than 150 Bay Area climate stakeholders gathered in Oakland for a BACERP regional climate workshop. The 3-hour event drew participants from a wide range of public, private, and non-profit organizations that are moving the Bay Area forward on climate adaptation and GHG reduction.



    In March 2014, BACERP staff completed county-level "snapshots" spotlighting climate adaptation and resilience projects, plans, structures, and needs in each of the 9 Bay Area counties. Download the Summary of Findings, the Full Report, or the 9 individual County Snapshots:

    On March 12th, 65 climate stakeholders participated in a workshop in Oakland on climate and sustainability indicators. The workshop was co-hosted by BACERP and the Governor's Office of Planning and Research and was designed primarily to provide feedback to OPR on their draft "Environmental Goals and Policies Report." Louise Bedsworth, Deputy Director at OPR, presented the draft EGPR for comment. Allison Brooks, JPC Director, discussed the need for Bay Area climate and sustainability indicators and showed examples from Plan Bay Area, the City of Berkeley, Sustainable San Mateo County and Sonoma County.


    More than 100 Bay Area adaptation stakeholders took part in an all-day workshop on June 10 in Oakland entitled "Adaptation and Resilience in the Real World."

    Workshop Materials:
    In April, the project completed a six-month Needs Assessment and a forward-looking Proposed Action Plan. The Kresge Foundation and the Joint Policy Committee funded both efforts. The findings from the Needs Assessment are contained in five reports:


    The 12-Month Action Plan outlines an ambitious - but feasible - 5-point plan to significantly accelerate and strengthen Bay Area adaptation planning. The plan will now be used to engage funders and supporters in discussions on moving forward.


  2. Bay Area Economic Development Framework
    The Bay Area Council Economic Institute is producing a comprehensive study on the Bay Area's economy and business climate to serve as the basis of a new economic strategy for the region. This effort is the first comprehensive study undertaken of the entire regional economy and business climate, supported by both data-driven analyses and qualitative interaction with a wide range of regional leaders. The study is directly drawing on both business and government as formal stakeholders and identifying a set of implementable actions to support the economic future of the region. Contact: Sean Randolph, BACEI, sean@bayareacouncil.org or Jon Haveman, BACEI, jhaveman@bayareacouncil.org


  3. Near-Term Green Jobs+ Project;
    This project is exploring the opportunities for regional coordination on building energy efficiency, local renewable power, and electric vehicles. In 2012-13, it is focusing on actions to support the Bay Area's fast-growing efforts to advance renewable power solutions. Contact: Bruce Riordan, JPC, bruce@bayareajpc.net


  4. Plan Bay Area (Sustainable Communities Strategy) A joint effort led by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) in partnership with the Bay Area's other two regional government agencies, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC). All four agencies are collaborating at an unprecedented level to produce a more integrated land-use/transportation plan. Equal partners are the nine counties and 101 cities and towns that have land-use authority in their respective jurisdictions, and transportation partners who help plan and manage the regional transportation network. Contact: Ken Kirkey, MTC, kkirkey@mtc.ca.gov, Miriam Chion, ABAG, Miriamc@abag.ca.gov