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Regional Collaborations for Adaptation


Helping cities and counties plan for and adapt to climate change impacts is a fairly new field of work. Many of the collaborative regional efforts that have been working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are now also starting to address adaptation.  Find regional collaboratives in California to help link with other cities and counties working on similar issues.

If you know of an additional regional collaborative addressing climate adaptation in your area, please let us know.


Sierra Camp

The Sierra Climate Action and Mitigation Partnership is a public-private, cross-sector partnership working to promote climate adaptation and mitigation strategies across the Sierra Nevada Region.


Capitol Region Readiness Collaborative

The Capitol Region Readiness Collaborative brings together stakeholders from El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties to find regional solutions to shared challenges such as wildfires, extreme weather, drought, extreme heat in an effort to help safeguard their communities, economy and quality of life.


LARC: Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability

LARC serves as the convening body for cross-jurisdictional collaboration and coordination around climate resiliency efforts in the Los Angeles Region. LARC provides resources made by practioners for practioners to ensure that the information is locally relevant and provides the best course of action for the region to maximize limited resources.


Association of Bay Area Governments Resilience Program

Working in concert with the Planning Department of the Association of Bay Area Governments, the Resilience Program assists Bay Area local governments and residents in planning for earthquakes, the effects of climate change, and other hazards.


North Bay Climate Adaptation Initiative

The North Bay Climate Adaptation Initiative (NBCAI) is a coalition of natural resource managers, policy makers and scientists committed to working together to create positive solutions to the problem of climate adaptation for the ecosystems and watersheds of Sonoma County. NBCAI has three active working groups: habitat conservation and stewardship; science, technology and land management nexus; and public policy.



Sonoma County Establishes Regional Climate Protection Authority

Sonoma County’s nine cities and multiple county agencies have been engaged in local climate protection efforts for more than ten years. In 2002, Sonoma became the first county to have all its jurisdictions conduct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventories. In 2005, all ten local jurisdictions adopted a joint target of reducing GHG emissions to 25% below 1990 levels by 2015. In 2009 Sonoma took another pioneering step by establishing the Regional Climate Protection Authority (RCPA).


Monterey Bay Regional Climate Action Compact

The Monterey Bay Regional Climate Action Compact is an action network of government agencies, educational institutions, private businesses, non-profit, and non-governmental organizations who are committed to working collaboratively to address the causes and effects of global climate change through local initiatives that focus on economic vitality and reduce environmental impacts for the region.  The Compact has a Climate Adaptation working group.


Climate Collaborative: San Diego Region

The Climate Collaborative is a San Diego regional forum for public agencies to share expertise and leverage resources to facilitate climate action planning. By partnering with academia, non-profit organizations, and business and community leaders, these agencies work to inspire regional leadership and ensure a vibrant economy and healthy environment. One objective of the collaborative is to prepare for local climate impacts.

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