the problem

​​The response to climate disruption is not commensurate with the existential threat of unsustainable levels of global warming, and existing solutions are not being implemented at scale.

 

Current strategies, targets, and timelines aimed at reducing the causes of global warming are not aggressive enough, even in California, to meet existing targets, let alone exceed them at a rate that will sufficiently reduce greenhouse gas emissions to avoid catastrophic climate disruption. Current local and regional efforts are not well-coordinated and businesses and the general public are not engaged at a level that will support the robust implementation of the essential solutions.

the challenge

Engage the entire San Francisco Bay Area to collectively take meaningful steps using available solutions that dramatically reduce the causes of climate disruption.

The public is increasingly concerned about global warming, but less aware of how to be a part of the solution.  Innovative corporations provide visible leadership by “greening” their operations but strategies must also be implementable by smaller businesses. Public agencies, corporations, and environmental organizations have developed and administered extensive conservation, adaptation, and mitigation programs, but funding for staffing and implementation is constrained.  Best-practice solutions must be scaled and accelerated regionally in a broad, coordinated, and efficient way that leverages resources and existing programs, and supports innovative policies and programs.

KEY PRINCIPLES

So much climate action work is already going on in the San Francisco By Area. Our goal is to find opportunities for additional GHG emission reductions using the Project Drawdown framework, and lead regional public engagement efforts where a larger-scale approach would help everyone.

OVERVIEW

So much climate action work is already going on in the San Francisco By Area. Our goal is to find opportunities for additional GHG emission reductions using the Project Drawdown framework, and lead regional public engagement efforts where a larger-scale approach would help everyone.

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