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Bay Area Ecosystems Climate Change Consortium (BAECCC)

The Bay Area Ecosystems Climate Change Consortium (BAECCC) identifies and addresses climate change impacts on ecosystems using science to inform adaptive management for long-term ecological and economic benefits.  The Consortium consists of Federal, state and non-governmental research, management and planning agencies in the San Francisco region.

 

 

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Bipartisan Policy Center

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is a non-profit organization that seeks to encourage civil, respectable political discourse between the political parties. As the only Washington, DC-based think tank that actively promotes bipartisanship, the BPC works to address the key challenges facing the nation. BPC policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who represent both ends of the political spectrum.

 

 

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California Department of Water Resources

The mission of the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is to manage the water resources of California in cooperation with other agencies, to benefit the State's people, and to protect, restore, and enhance the natural and human environments. DWR's responsibilities and duties include preventing and responding to floods, droughts, and catastrophic events; informing and educating the public on water issues; and planning for future water needs, climate change impacts, and flood protection - among other climate change related concerns.

 

 

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California Dept. of Fish and Game Climate Science Program

The California Department of Fish and Game's (DFG’s) mission is 'to manage California’s diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and their use and enjoyment by the public. ' The Climate Science Program was created in 2008 as part of the Climate Science and Renewable Energy Branch to help the Department address climate change, in support of this mission. The Program is designed to minimize the negative effects of climate change through the development of adaptation and mitigation measures, policies, and practices that provide clear benefits to the state’s fish, wildlife, and terrestrial and marine ecosystems.

 

 

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California Energy Commission

The California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency, and their mission is to assess, advocate and act through public/private partnerships to improve energy systems that promote a strong economy and a healthy environment. The Commission has played an important role since 1988 in coordinating state activities addressing climate change and continues to play a major role in the state's efforts. The Commission conducts scientific research on climate change through the Public Interest Energy Research Program (PIER) and the California Climate Change Center, and has published numerous reports under its PIER Program and by staff.

 

 

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California Environmental Justice Alliance

California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) is a statewide coalition of grassroots, environmental justice organizations. CEJA seeks to shift the paradigm to prioritize environmental justice communities in California’s climate policy. To do so, CEJA works to put equity at the center of the climate debate; put the most vulnerable communities in leadership roles; and reorient policy to reduce toxic hotspots, implement strong regulatory measures, and speed the transition away from fossil fuels.

 

 

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Center for Climate Strategies

The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) is a nonpartisan, non-advocacy, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, with the mission to help governments and stakeholders tackle issues of climate, economic, energy and environmental security through development and implementation of consensus-based, innovative, policies, plans, and actions.

 

 

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Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia University

The Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR) is a unit of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, and was established in 1994 for the purpose of enhancing the program of interdisciplinary Earth and Climate systems research both at Columbia and the NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). The overriding objective of all projects conducted at CCSR is to provide an enhanced understanding of the Earth's climate sensitivity and variability, as well as the mechanisms that control them. The center focuses on aspects of the climate system that have the potential to impact human populations and environmental stability.

 

 

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Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy

The Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy (CEED) works to ensure that communities and policy makers have the tools and information they need to create energy and environmental policy that is just and sustainable. CEED's objectives include:

 

 

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Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy

The Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy (“ICAP”) facilitates a sustainable, climate-conscious future for Hawai‘i, the Pacific, and global island communities - producing innovative, interdisciplinary research and real-world solutions for island decision-makers in the public and private sectors. As a focal point for University of Hawai‘i climate expertise, ICAP serves as a two-way conduit between the university and island communities to catalyze climate change adaptation and resiliency.