October News from the Bay Area Climate & Energy Resilience Project

  • by BPC Staff
  • on November 3, 2014
October News from the Bay Area Climate & Energy Resilience Project

A Project of the Joint Policy Committee


In this issue:

New Bay Area Climate Asset Mapping

DC Adaptation Workshop—12 U.S. Metro Areas

Climate Readiness Institute Working Groups

Loma Prieta 25 Symposium

Bay Area Regional Climate Protection Strategy

2nd National Adaptation Forum

People’s Climate March


  1. BACERP has just completed our latest inventory of Bay Area climate adaptation projects. This new report, part of a larger project for the San Francisco Foundation, provides info and links to more than 100 Bay Area climate initiatives. Click here for the report.


  1. Two weeks ago, BACERP led a team of 7 Bay Area climate experts to DC for a national workshop on regional climate adaptation/resilience planning with teams from 11 other U.S. metro areas. We learned about and worked with experts from Southeast Florida, Northeast Florida, Metro DC, Metro Boston, Puget Sound, Twin Cities Region, and 5 NE states, as well as CA teams from the San Diego, LA, Sacramento and Sierra Nevada regions. We will have highlights ready to share in a few weeks on the BACERP/JPC web page.


  1. The Climate Readiness Institute (Bay Area academics + practitioners) has organized five working groups to outline potential projects for the CRI. The working groups cover flooding (sea level rise, storms), water supply, impacts on natural systems and working lands, health, and GHG reduction. E-mail bruce@bayareajpc.net for more info.


  1. On October 16, ABAG conducted a major regional symposium, Loma Prieta 25 to review lessons learned from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, chart our region’s progress since that event, and set the course for building a more resilient Bay Area. Symposium materials are available on ABAG’a LP 25 web site.


  1. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is embarking on a major push to create a Regional Climate Protection Strategy. The strategy will serve as a roadmap to move the Bay Area towards the 2050 GHG goal (80% below 1990 levels). For updated info see the BAAQMD site.


  1. Proposals are due Monday (November 3) for the second National Adaptation Forum which will be held next May in St. Louis. For complete info see the NAF site.


  1. A number of Bay Area climate advocates took part in the massive People’s Climate Marchin NYC on September 21st — the largest climate march ever. At the same time, 2,646 climate actions were held that weekend in 162 countries, including the Northern California People’s Climate Rally in Oakland.
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