The Bay Area Climate compact is a landmark commitment on the part of the cities of San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland to advance ambitious targets for growing the clean energy economy and safeguarding Bay Area resources.
The Bay Area Climate Collaborative is helping the region fulfill its vision of a more prosperous, healthy and vibrant community based on clean energy and action on climate. The Bay Area Climate Collaborative advances this vision through fostering strategic alignment, market acceleration initiatives, and best-practices education.
Aligning action in the Bay Area ensures that strategic gaps are identified and key actions are advanced. Through the BACC Steering Committee and convening sector forums such as the Bay Area EV Strategic Council the most vital regional work is identified and executed. The full Bay Area Climate Collaborative Compact (pdf) adopted by San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland on March 6, 2009.
Many solutions such as electric vehicles and next-generation LED lighting offer clear benefits and ready for implementation but face non-technical barriers such as the need for aggregation, financing, and deployment support. BACC provides outreach and program management support to speed deployment in programs such as the EV Fleet Demonstration Project and the Next Generation Streetlight Initiative.
New effective practices are being constantly innovated by leaders in the region. BACC disseminates key best-practices for use by leaders such as how local governments can reduce costs and improve budgets through Sustainable Cities.