Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Read the research reports that we have commissioned to better understand our region, authored by experts from regional universities, public and private sector agencies, and nonprofits.
The Climate Action Planning Progress report assesses the progress of local action on climate change in the San Diego region, by comparing local government action to widely accepted milestones of climate action planning. An unprecedented number of local governments and public agencies in the region are working together with philanthropy, nonprofits, business and communities to address climate change, and ensure the ongoing vitality of our economy and environment. Specifics of the report include a review of federal, state, and local policy and funding initiatives; California’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and the actions of regional leaders in public and private agencies in addressing climate change.
Click here to view the complete report as an interactive publication.
Click here to download a PDF of the complete report.
Supported by a grant from The San Diego Foundation’s Climate Initiative, this Sea Level Rise Adaptation Strategy for San Diego Bay outlines ten recommended strategies to best manage the risks that sea level rise poses to the economic, environmental, and community resources around San Diego Bay. The report is the result of a year-long collaborative process which engaged major stakeholders around the Bay, and was led by ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, and a steering committee of representatives from the San Diego Airport, Port of San Diego and its five member cities. This is just one example of how the San Diego region’s local governments, businesses and nonprofits are coming together through philanthropy in an unprecedented way to address the challenge of climate change.
Click here to download the executive summary report.
Click here to download the complete report.
Supported by a grant from The San Diego Foundation’s Climate Initiative, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability has worked with local governments in the San Diego region to complete 17 greenhouse gas emissions inventories. The inventories account for emissions from municipal operations as well as communitywide activities. Staff from each of the 17 local governments contributed significant time and resources to complete these reports, as did 12 students hired as “Climate Fellows” to lead data collection and analysis.
Due to ICLEI’s work with these 17 local governments, the San Diego region is one of the few in the country to have such a complete understanding of our emissions.
Click here to download the published inventory reports.
Click here to read an article about this effort.
The City Project and The San Diego Foundation partnered to gain a better understanding of the state of green access in the San Diego region. The Parks for Everyone report uses geographic, demographic, and economic data to map and assess the overall accessibility of the region’s green space, as well as to examine the equity of green access by analyzing whether certain groups of people, based on income level, race or ethnicity, have more or less access to these resources. The Parks for Everyone report is a summary of the white paper Green Access and Equity for the San Diego Region.
This landmark regional study explores what the San Diego region will be like in the year 2050 due to the impacts of climate change, if current trends continue. More than 40 multi-disciplinary experts from regional universities, local governments, public sector agencies, nonprofits and private sector organizations contributed to this research. The science-based findings presented in this study represent the best available information for decision makers to ensure our region’s diverse communities are resilient in the face of climate change. This report is a summary of technical paper submitted to the California Climate Change Center. and a subsequent paper published in the journal, Climatic Change.
This report is intended to highlight how our region has developed as one of the fastest growing in California for clean jobs, attracting $445 million in venture capital in the last five years alone. We hope that this report will provide a foundation for community dialogue and action to ensure the expansion of clean energy and technologies in our region, and provide real jobs for real people. Together, we can sustain our quality of life, our clean air and water and our health, and enjoy a vibrant, growing economy, not just for today, but for our children, and all future generations.
This survey commissioned by The San Diego Foundation assesses the views, values and perspectives of San Diego County voters regarding the local impacts of climate change and the public’s appetite for policies needed to address it. Overall, the survey findings show voters overwhelmingly want the San Diego region to take a leadership role in California in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and believe we can have a clean environment and a strong economy without having to choose one over the other.