About Bay Adapt

BAY ADAPT 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 will build a new type of regional collaboration among a wide variety of agencies and stakeholders, based on a strong foundation of climate science and the proactive Bay Area adaptation efforts both already underway and proposed. Through this six-month, collaborative action-setting initiative, Bay Area regional, local and community leadership will identify, deliberate and commit to a set of shared actions that will allow the Bay Area to adapt better and adapt faster to a rising Bay.

Anticipated Outcomes

Develop Guiding Principles for Bay Area adaptation to rising sea levels

Develop a Joint Platform of priority actions

Adopt the Joint Platform with a commitment to act and to act together


Bay Adapt reached a major milestone!

In June 2021, the Bay Adapt Leadership Advisory Group reached consensus that the draft actions in the Joint Platform are ready to move towards implementation. 

The draft Joint Platform reflects the Guiding Principles developed earlier in the process, along with dozens of expert working groups, a public forum, ten community and stakeholder focus groups, over 50 presentations, and an environmental justice caucus. 

Bay Adapt is facilitated by BCDC, in partnership with a broad range of Bay Area organizations

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