Joint Platform

One region moving forward together

The Bay Adapt Joint Platform is a consensus-based strategy comprised of 9 actions and 21 tasks that will protect people and the natural and built environments from rising sea levels.



We are at an exciting moment – and milestone – in Bay Adapt. In October 2021, we finalized the Bay Adapt Joint Platform that reflects hundreds of participants and perspectives.

Learn what was discussed at our Public Forum!


The draft Joint Platform was developed over an 18-month period, in close collaboration between BCDC staff, a large Leadership Advisory Group, and hundreds of stakeholders. In 2020 and 2021, stakeholders participated in dozens of work group meetings to discuss and shape the platform.

The platform was also informed by public forums, ten community and stakeholder focus groups, over 50 presentations to regional and local government boards and interest groups around the region, and an environmental justice caucus convened regularly throughout the process.

In other words, this platform, and the ideas in it, belong to everyone, and seek to serve everyone, now and into the future.

Bay Adapt Joint Platform consists of 9 actions.
Nine actions of the Bay Adapt Joint Platform. Illustration above by Sophia Zaleski.

“This platform gets the balance between local responsibility and the regional role of a catalyst and supporting force pretty darn right.” 

– Jack Liebster, Planning Manager, Marin County

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