SEPTEMBER 2019
Climate and Energy News from the San Diego Region
Member News
Join San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative members on October 2nd at our Fall Network Meeting where we will learn about research and programs that connect energy efficiency, communication and behavior change. 

GIVE YOUR INPUT! The County of San Diego, the 18 incorporated cities, and many special districts are now updating the San Diego Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan and they want to hear from you.

The San Diego International Airport is now North America’s second-ever carbon neutral airport, they reached carbon neutral accreditation from the global agency that establishes carbon standards for airports worldwide. 

The City of La Mesa is making it easy for residents to save energy, conserve water and reduce waste by providing DIY Energy Saving and Sustainability Toolkits for free checkout at La Mesa City Hall or Helix Water District.
SDRCC 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.  
ENERGY EFFICIENCY
SDRCC will be hosting a Fall Network meeting on Energy Efficiency on October 2nd at The San Diego Foundation. Register now !

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has launched an online interactive tool to view, search, and download building-level energy performance information under the state’s Building Energy Benchmarking Program.
 
Cities are at the forefront of helping to make sure that homes are more efficient and comfortable.
ADAPTATION
SDRCC has been conducting a Regional Adaptation Needs Assessment for Climate Adaptation in the San Diego Region through an SB1 grant in partnership with SANDAG, The San Diego Foundation and The Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve. We are looking forward to hosting a stakeholder meeting for the Regional Adaptation Needs Assessment the second week of November. Stay tuned!

Looking deeper into how much global climate finance is there and how it is spent.

This Guidebook, from the Greenlining Institute, offers policymakers a blueprint on how to operationalize equity in policies and grant programs for climate adaptation.
SEA LEVEL RISE
SDRCC is working with its Sea Level Rise Working Group to develop a Network meeting December 12th on sea level rise and credit risk. Save the date!

Sea level rise could result in more saltwater invading our water supply. 
CLIMATE-SMART WATER
SDRCC is looking to further develop its Climate-Smart Water programming and building new regional partnerships over the next few months.

Managing water is at the forefront of climate change adaptation in California. 

A values-based framework can guide water policy decisions that are both practical and moral. 
Upcoming Events & Opportunities
Funding & Resources
Eligible entities looking to leverage their money and resources by cost-sharing with Reclamation on Drought Resiliency Projects that will increase the reliability of water supplies; improve water management; and provide benefits for fish, wildlife, and the environment to mitigate impacts caused by drought. Applications are due October 14th.

The Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program was created to support the California Department of Transportation’s (Caltrans) Mission: Provide a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability. Applications are due October 11th.