Bay Adapt: Regional Strategy for a Rising Bay is an initiative to establish regional agreement on the actions necessary to protect people and the natural and built environment from rising sea levels.
Bay Adapt is convened by the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) in partnership with a broad range of Bay Area leaders. Outreach and Participation occurred through dozens of expert working groups, public forums, community and stakeholder focus groups, presentations, an environmental justice caucus, and led by a Leadership Advisory Group—hundreds of people from across the Bay came together in 2020 and 2021 to develop the Bay Adapt Joint Platform.
Guiding Principles for Bay Area adaptation to rising sea levels
A Joint Platform of priority actions
Adopted Joint Platform with a commitment to act and to act together
In October 2021, the Bay Adapt Leadership Advisory Group reached consensus that the Joint Platform is final and ready to move towards implementation.
The Joint Platform reflects the Guiding Principles developed earlier in the process. It also reflects Outreach and Participation through an Environmental Justice caucus, public forums, working groups, community and stakeholder focus groups, presentations to boards and organizations around the region and a public feedback opportunity.