Energy and Climate Change

Worst Drought in 1,200 Years? How About We Make More Water image

Worst Drought in 1,200 Years? How About We Make More Water

New research out this week may not be a jaw-dropping surprise for Californians who are no strangers to the growing and harmful impacts of worsening...
Save the Date: Celebrate the 2021 California Resilience Challenge image

Save the Date: Celebrate the 2021 California Resilience Challenge

Join the Bay Area Council Foundation the evening of Monday, February 28 for a hybrid virtual and in-person outdoor reception in San Francisco to ...
New Report Examines Growing Economic Losses from Wildfires image

New Report Examines Growing Economic Losses from Wildfires

California’s record-breaking fires over the last five years have illustrated an urgent need for policy action to reduce economic losses and adver...
Bay Area Council Urges Gov. Newsom to Sign Wildfire Bill image

Bay Area Council Urges Gov. Newsom to Sign Wildfire Bill

For centuries, California’s indigenous residents used small, controlled fires to manage vegetation growth in forests and wildland areas as a way ...
Bay Area Council Helps Plan Sea Level Rise Defense image

Bay Area Council Helps Plan Sea Level Rise Defense

How will the Bay Area pay for defending its shoreline from rising sea levels? How can we speed projects to ensure action isn’t bogged down by dec...
Bay Area Council Calls for State Forestry Stimulus to Fight Wildfires image

Bay Area Council Calls for State Forestry Stimulus to Fight Wildfires

With record wildfires again sweeping California and state and federal agencies struggling to manage California’s 33 million acres of overgrown an...
Council Launches 2021 California Resilience Challenge Amidst Drought, Wildfire Emergencies image

Council Launches 2021 California Resilience Challenge Amidst Drought, Wildfire Emergencies

The Bay Area Council Foundation on Monday, July 12 launched the official request for proposals for the California Resilience Challenge 2021 Grant P...
California Resilience Challenge Announces Statewide Request for Proposals for Climate Adaptation Projects image

California Resilience Challenge Announces Statewide Request for Proposals for Climate Adaptation Projects

The Bay Area Council Foundation today launched the official request for proposals for the California Resilience Challenge 2021 Grant Program, a sta...
Climate Priorities Poised for Big Wins in State Budget – But Fight’s Not Over image

Climate Priorities Poised for Big Wins in State Budget – But Fight’s Not Over

The record budget Gov. Newsom signed last week includes nearly $8 billion for unspecified climate resilience, drought, and wildfire prevention prog...
Council Endorses Legislation for $6.7 Billion Climate Resilience Bond image

Council Endorses Legislation for $6.7 Billion Climate Resilience Bond

Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (San Mateo) joined the Bay Area Council’s Water and Climate Resilience Committee recently for a discussion on AB 1500...
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