San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative
The San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative is a network for public agencies that serve the San Diego region to share expertise, leverage resources, and advance comprehensive solutions to facilitate climate change planning. They support regional solutions by coordinating strategies and resources, providing trainings and workshops, and facilitating networking across the region. The Climate Collaborative was founded in 2012 with funding from San Diego Gas & Electric’s Local Government Energy Efficiency Partnership Programs and The San Diego Foundation. The Collaborative has three types of members including public agencies, supporting members, and partners. Public agencies involved are from the City of Chula Vista, Del Mar, Encinitas, Oceanside and San Diego, California.
The overall goals of the Collaborative are to:
- Support regional efforts and advance comprehensive solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for local climate change impacts.
- Communicate about the leadership of the Climate Collaborative and the San Diego region to local, state, and national leaders, peers, and funding institutions.
- Build capacity within San Diego regional public agencies through networking, training and partnerships with academic institutions, businesses, and non-profits.
The San Diego Foundation, in partnership with the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative, announced the availability of $200,000 in grants to help local governments prepare for climate change on February 17, 2015. The Building Regional Resilience to Climate Change grants will support projects that advance community efforts to prepare for climate change.
The San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative was awarded the Innovative Partnerships Certificate by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at its annual Climate Leadership Award Ceremony on February 25, 2015. One of only two organizations in the nation to receive the certificate, the Climate Collaborative was recognized as a unique partnership working collaboratively on innovative climate initiatives. The EPA Innovative Partnerships award acknowledges the Climate Collaborative as a replicable model for other regions, highlighting its demonstrated leadership and success in the following areas:
- Establishing a network that engages a broad reach of representatives from public agencies, non-profits, philanthropic organizations, and academic institutions;
- Supporting members in setting and meeting greenhouse gas reduction targets;
- Successfully building capacity, collaborations, and expertise for public agency staff to undertake actions to increase energy efficiency and address climate change; and,
- Supporting pilot projects that seek to integrate climate change preparedness into regional‐scale policies or plans.
- Climate Science Alliance - South Coast
- Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation (ARCCA)
- Building Regional Resilience to Climate Change Grants for San Diego, California
- Comparing Sea Level Rise Adaptation Strategies in San Diego: An Application of the NOAA Economic Framework