When:
September 13, 2010 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
2010-09-13T09:00:00-07:00
2010-09-13T13:00:00-07:00
Where:
Metrocenter Auditorium
101 8th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
USA
Cost:
15
Contact:
Marina Psaros

DESCRIPTION

For many Bay Area cities and counties, development of a Climate Action Plan or an update to a General Plan is an opportunity for a local government to proactively address climate change impacts in its planning initiatives. By considering climate change impacts and including adaptive measures in plan policies, local governments can help minimize and better manage climate risks to their communities. But why reinvent the wheel in the process of doing this? Come learn about communities that have taken on this challenge, share ideas, and network with colleagues from other Bay Area local governments.

This is a ½-day workshop on addressing climate change impacts and incorporating adaptation strategies in local Climate Action Plans and General Plan updates. Through review and discussion of local case studies, you will:

  • Learn from fellow Bay Area planners about motivations for and benefits of addressing climate change impacts and adaptation in Climate Action Plans and General Plan updates.
  • Discuss options and methods for creating adaptation components in these plans, and examine potential advantages and disadvantages of different approaches.
  • Become aware of individuals, organizations, resources, and additional case study examples that would support your own efforts to address climate change and adaptation in these types of plans.

SPONSORED BY:


Association of Bay Area Governments


NOAA Coastal Services Center


San Francisco Bay Coastal Training Program


San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission


ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

PRESENTERS

Mr. Timothy Burroughs Climate Action Coordinator City of Berkeley

Mr. Alex Hinds Director Center for Sustainable Communities, Sonoma State

Mr. Brian Holland Regional Officer ICLEI

DOCUMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS

WORKSHOP MATERIALS

Chula Vista Case Study
PDF, 1.1MB
Brian Holland

City of Berkeley Case Study
PDF, 1.7MB
Timothy Burroughs

County of Marin Case Study
PDF, 7.5MB
Alex Hinds

Information and Resources
PDF, 95KB
Sara Polgar

Local Cities and Counties Working on Climate Change Plans
PDF, 18KB
Bobak Talebi

Agenda
PDF, 88KB

Contact Sheet
PDF, 16KB

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