Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund Awards Economic Institute $15,000

The Bay Area Council Economic Institute is pleased to announce its second year of partnership with the Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund in support of work through its initiative, Climate Bay Area.  The Fund awarded $15,000 for Climate Bay Area to continue strengthening the strategic focus, alignment and effectiveness of the Bay Area’s numerous programs, policies and initiatives working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate Bay Area was formed in July of 2009 by the Joint Policy Committee (JPC),[1] and has its goals to:

  • support synergy of the climate policies of the four regional planning agencies with regional local government, private, other non-governmental initiatives;
  • bring critically needed scale, leverage and capacity to programs and approaches with potentially high impact; and
  • foster collaboration, develop new partnerships, and present a stronger, more cohesive voice on climate- and energy-related issues to decision-makers in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.

“This is an initiative of which we’re proud,” said Sean Randolph, President & CEO of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute. “Climate Bay Area brings a regional vision and unifying leadership to the work of meeting climate change policy targets through entrepreneurial programs. We are helping drive discussions with the Bay Area’s most influential climate change leaders and laying the requisite groundwork and facilitating change by creating approaches and tools that work. We’re delighted to have the Goldman Fund supporting us again this year.”

For additional information on the Climate Bay Area project, please contact Sean Randolph.

To support the climate change work of the Council, contact Chandra Alexandre.

[1] The JPC is a formal body for addressing shared policy priorities of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC).

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