BPC Convenes Experts to Explore Planning, Funding for Climate Adaptation

On May 1st Bay Planning Coalition convened over 200 attendees for a timely webinar and discussion about how California plans to build resilience to sea level rise despite our current pandemic-induced economic crisis. The BPC Expert Briefing on Sea Level Rise featured a comprehensive presentation by Legislative Analyst’s Office Principal Analyst Rachel Ehlers on the Preparing for Rising Seas report that assessed how the state should help local jurisdictions plan, design, and implement shoreline adaptation projects, and a presentation from the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission Executive Director and staff on the recently released Adapting to Rising Tides report and the Financing the Future Working Group which analyzes how to finance planning and implementation of these projects. The event was keynoted by California State Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, who discussed funding mechanisms the state is exploring to increase California’s resilience against climate change and related natural disasters. Bay Planning looks forward to continuing to work with these partners and others to help the Bay Area build a more resilient future.