Climate and Energy News from the San Diego Region
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Register now for our December 12th Climate Collaborative's Winter Network Meeting. Presentations will discuss local adaptation planning, moving to implementation and integrating equity!

Leaders 2020 is a network of young professionals who are focused on advancing environmentally and economically sustainable solutions for a higher quality of life in San Diego. Their Holiday Party on December 11th at North Park Beer Co. will include live music, an opportunity drawing, networking, heavy appetizers, and speakers, including Supervisor Nathan Fletcher. Please join us and pass along to young professionals in your organization!
Climate Collaborative Programs & Updates
The San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative is working to advance the programmatic areas below through facilitating convenings, trainings, working groups and access to information and resources.  

The San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative along with project partners (San Diego Association of Governments, The San Diego Foundation and The Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve) hosted a workshop to present the findings from the Regional Adaptation Needs Assessment. The needs assessment's goals were to identify gaps in knowledge, funding and key resources needed to advance Climate Adaptation planning in the San Diego Region. The project identified the greatest gaps in adaptation planning to be funding, staffing capacity and actionable guidance. The workshop also highlighted the success of local internal champions from cities throughout San Diego who despite the needs are enabling opportunities for adaptation planning and projects.  

A summary on the Climate Adaptation Bills passed in California in 2019. 

As fires rage in the Bay Area, scientists launch study to track long-term effects of smoke on the heart, lungs and immune system.

New research report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning (Center) supports community resilience planning and risk-informed decision-support for mitigating the impacts of natural hazards. 

Here are six essential elements that states should include in their coastal resilience plan. 

This playbook showcases five innovative pathways for reducing emissions and climate impacts. A comprehensive suite of science-based solutions, the playbook presents actions governments and companies can deploy and scale today.

California regulators are reviewing a proposed decision regarding frameworks for energy efficiency, regional energy networks, and market transformation. 

A new report by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) looks at how energy efficiency programs across the country serve nonresidential organizations in low- to moderate-income communities.

More than 7 million Californians live in places that are at risk of flooding, but not every community is well prepared to recover from floods. 

Department of Water Resources (DWR) took formal steps today to begin environmental review of long-term operations of the State Water Project (SWP). 
Upcoming Events & Opportunities
Funding & Resources
This free online tool aims to provide easy access to funding opportunities, curated resources, and connections to people and organizations working towards a clean economy for all. 

The California Resilience Challenge is a statewide effort, led by businesses and a diverse range of partners, to build local climate resilience and support a shared vision for a resilient California in the face of increasing climate threats. The Challenge is seeking submissions for diverse and replicable climate change resilience projects from across California. Over $2.5 million will be available for projects.

For cities seeking additional funding for resilience-related projects. Applications due December 19, 2019.