- 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, email@example.com or Aleka Seville, Aleka@bayareajpc.net
BACERP presented its first in a series of educational webinars on July 17--"Hazard
Mitigation Planning and Climate Adaptation." Leading off, Timothy Burroughs and Sarah
Lana from City of Berkeley presented the city's 2014 Hazard Mitigation Plan which, for
the first time, includes climate impacts. Second, Dana Brechwald, Association of Bay
Area Governments, outlined ABAG's regional hazard mitigation planning process and gave
a preview of the 2016 hazard plan. 40 climate stakeholders took part in the webinar.
On July 24, the second BACERP webinar featured the brand new Little Hoover Commission
report "Governing California Through Climate Change." Our speakers were Carole D'Elia,
LHC Executive Director, and Jim Wasserman, JPC Deputy Executive Director. The speakers
outlined the key conclusions in the report and the five recommendations LHC has made
for action on adaptation.
Carole D'Elia and Jim Wasserman, Little Hoover
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."
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.
- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jon Haveman, BACEI, email@example.com
- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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, email@example.com, Miriam Chion, ABAG, Miriamc@abag.ca.gov