Regional Approaches to Climate Action
The Bay Area’s regional agencies are aligning efforts to coordinate climate action, implement SB 375, and engage local governments.
Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD)
The Air District is responsible for regulating air quality in the nine counties and 101 cities of the San Francisco Bay Area. Committed to addressing climate change, the District is proud to be hosting the Bay Area Climate Portal and is also implementing numerous initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Climate Grants at Work – tools and resources from the Air District’s climate grant program
- 2009 Climate Action Leadership Summit – workshop materials and presentations
- Greenhouse gas fee on air pollution sources in the Bay Area – Press release
- Protect Your Climate – climate protection curriculum for elementary schools
Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)
ABAG is supporting the efforts of Bay Area towns, cities, counties and residents to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by sponsoring programs such as Energy Watch and working with local governments to translate State policy into local action.
Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)
As the regional agency tasked with protecting and enhancing the San Francisco Bay, BCDC has taken the lead role in assessing the Bay area’s vulnerability to sea level rise. BCDC is currently developing tools to assist local governments in adapting to the expected impacts of climate change.
- BCDC Climate Change Reports and Resources
- BCDC Draft Staff Report, Living With A Rising Bay – Vulnerability And Adaptation In San Francisco Bay And On the Shoreline.
Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
MTC is the transportation planning, coordinating and financing agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. With 40% of Bay Area emissions resulting from transportation, the Commission has recognized its role in addressing climate change and established a $400 million climate action campaign.
- MTC’s Parking Toolkit – Reducing Emissions through Parking Policies
- Transit Oriented Development Focus Program – in partnership with ABAG
- MTC’s Climate Change Planning page
- Climate Bay Area: Advancing the Region’s Climate Effort
- One Bay Area: Developing the region’s Sustainable Communities Strateg
State of California Climate Legislation:
Page updated by BAAQMD, July 2010