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.
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
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.