Pacific Coast Collaborative
On June 30, 2008, the leaders of Alaska, British Columbia, California, Oregon, and Washington signed the Pacific Coast Collaborative Agreement, in which the jurisdictions agreed to align their climate policies and put a price on carbon. The Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC) was established for the Pacific coastal areas in North America to provide a framework for cooperative action, a forum for leadership and the sharing of information on best practices, and a common voice on issues facing coastal and Pacific jurisdictions.
The PCC’s ‘Vision 2030: Positioning Pacific North America for Sustainable Prosperity’ was released at the first Leaders’ Forum of the Pacific Coast Collaborative in Vancouver, B.C. on February 12, 2010.
‘Vision 2030’ lays out the PCC’s strategic vision for regional collaboration, in terms of what the Pacific Northwest could become by 2030. According to the report, the Collaborative’s coordinated regional response to climate change has led to the creation of a regional network of climate change scientists, researchers and policy makers, sharing data and monitoring impacts on biodiversity, migratory species, fish stocks and ocean and marine habitat. Regional strategies for water conservation, flood prevention, watershed management, forestry, fisheries and coastal land use have been implemented. Through smart technology, strong management and appropriate rates and incentives, water-efficient practices have reduced the total human use of water in the region by 20% while satisfying a growing population, maintaining a healthy agricultural sector, and supporting a vibrant regional economy. Scientific research has led to the development of new drought- and pest-resistant crops.
The leaders of British Columbia, California, Oregon and Washington signed the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy on October 28, 2013 - committing their governments to a comprehensive and far-reaching strategic alignment to combat climate change and promote clean energy. Through the Joint Action Plan, California, Oregon and Washington also committed to initiating pilot projects to demonstrate best practices for increasing the climate resilience of infrastructure.
- State of California
- State of Oregon
- State of Washington
- State of Alaska