FEBRUARY NEWS from the Bay Area Climate & Energy Resilience Project

FEBRUARY NEWS from the Bay Area Climate & Energy Resilience Project — funded by the Joint Policy Committee, and The Kresge Foundation.

 

February 21, 2014

 

1. INPUT ON CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL GOALS AND POLICY REPORT

Save the date for a Bay Area workshop to provide input to state officials on California’s draft Environmental Goals and Policy Report—March 12, 9:30 am to 11:30. Location TBD. Possible webcast. Indicators for climate! See the draft report: http://opr.ca.gov/s_egpr.php

 

2. COUNTY ADAPTATION/RESILIENCE SNAPSHOTS

We are finishing the 9 county “snapshots” for Bay Area adaptation and resilience work and will be emailing and posting them to the JPC web site early next week. Over the next few weeks, we are conducting a group of meetings in nearly every county to discuss the findings. Contact us for more info. Thanks to everyone for their valuable input to this work.

 

3. BAY AREA INPUT ON SAFEGUARDING CALIFORNIA PLAN

Deadline is Monday, February 24 at Noon for sending us your comments on the Safeguarding CA plan. We will package your comments as part of the statewide ARCCA (SD, LA, SAC, Bay Area) submittal. You can also submit comments directly to the state through February 28. http://resources.ca.gov/climate_adaptation/

 

4. CLIMATE READINESS INSTITUTE KICKOFF

The new Climate Readiness Institute has been launched. CRI will bring Bay Area academic experts together with adaptation/resilience stakeholders from government, business and NGOs. We will have more info for you in March on how to get involved with the CRI. Simple web info for now at: http://climatereadinessinstitute.org/#top

 

5. CALIFORNIA ADAPTATION FORUM CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The call for proposals is now out for the statewide adaptation forum (August 19-20) in Sacramento. Bruce is on the Steering Committee so contact him for more info.

http://www.californiaadaptationforum.org/

 

6. INPUT TO OBAMA TASK FORCE ON ADAPTATION

We have an opportunity in early-to-mid March to provide Bay Area input (through ARCCA) to the new White House task force on adaptation. More on this by March 1.