ANNUAL REPORT - SD Climate Collaborative

The San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative began to take off in 2014. By
solidifying our organizational structure, we were able to expand the benefits
and assistance provided to regional public agencies and grow our
membership. Below are highlights of our accomplishments, partnerships, and
services provided. We look forward to an even more productive 2015!
The San Diego Regional Climate
Collaborative is a network for
public agencies that serve the San
Diego region to share expertise,
leverage resources, and advance
comprehensive solutions to
facilitate climate change planning.
Cody Hooven, Port of San Diego (Chair)
Michael Catanzaro, University of San Diego (Vice-Chair)
Noah Alvey, County of San Diego
Kimberly Burke, San Diego Gas & Electric Company
Donna Chalowitcz, City of San Diego
Nicola Hedge, The San Diego Foundation
Anna Lowe, San Diego Association of Governments
Brendan Reed, City of Chula Vista
By partnering with academia, non-profits, and businesses, we also work to raise the profile of regional leadership.
• Assisted San Diego County Office of Emergency Services and local districts to incorporate extreme
heat, drought, and coastal flooding in the 2015 San Diego Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.
• Partnered with SDG&E and SANDAG to promote energy efficiency funding and strategies to cities in
the region through the San Diego Regional Energy Partnership.
• Provided grant application support to coastal cities applying for sea-level rise planning funding.
• Provided capacity to local agencies for GHG inventory updates and implementation of various
Climate Action Plan measures such as alternative transportation, energy efficiency retrofits, and
trainings through the Americorps CivicSpark program.
• 8 Climate Collaborative Members attended and
presented at the first annual California Adaptation
Forum in August in Sacramento.
• Interim Mayor Todd Gloria recognized the efforts of
The Climate Collaborative in his plenary speech at the
Climate Leadership Conference in February.
• Climate Collaborative hosted a sold-out Sea Level Rise
Boat Tour for conference attendees.
• Climate Collaborative efforts were recognized at the Local
Government Commission Policy Maker Dinner at the Statewide
Energy Efficiency Conference.
• The Climate Collaborative Manager was invited to speak at the
San Diego Civic Leaders for Engagement Forum, sponsored by
The San Diego Foundation.
• Co-hosted a workshop on coastal storm modeling for sea-level rise
with NOAA Coastal Services Center and USC Sea Grant (50 attendees)
• Quarterly meeting presentations (average of 40 attendees)
˗ Climate and Energy Funding Opportunities
˗ “San Diego, 2050 is Calling” Report
˗ Water Use Efficiency Programs and Incentives
˗ San Diego County Regional Airport Climate and Energy Strategies
˗ Region-wide Electric Vehicle Deployment and Alternative Fuel Planning
˗ Spotlight on State Climate and Energy Policies and Actions
˗ Surging Seas Sea Level Rise Tool
˗ State Climate Ready Grants (State Coastal Conservancy)
˗ Zero Net Energy Roadmap
˗ The Sage Project – a sustainable planning effort by San Diego State University
˗ Spotlight on Cap and Trade Funding Opportunities
• San Diego is one of five regions to make
up the Alliance of Regional Collaborations
for Climate Adaptation (ARCCA) and share
advancements with other California
regions and state officials.
• The Climate Collaborative is partnering
with the Local Government Commission
to host and supervise 3 Americorps
members under the CivicSpark program.
• The Climate Collaborative was invited to a Sustainable Communities Leadership Academy in Washington,
D.C . hosted by Institute for Sustainable Cities. We were one of nine collaboratives in the nation to attend
and share strategies for supporting local climate planning and energy efficiency initiatives.
• The Climate Collaborative co-hosted a Southern California workshop on State Energy and Climate related
policies, including the new Safeguarding California Plan (California’s Climate Adaptation Plan).
Year in Review
6 new members in 2014
˗ City of Encinitas
˗ City of Oceanside
˗ San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
˗ Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve
˗ CleanTECH San Diego
˗ San Diego State University Center for Regional Sustainability
Hired a part-time manager to grow membership and effectiveness
Updated website to include the latest climate planning information and resources
Distributed monthly newsletter on climate and energy topics to over 80 subscribers
Developed new Climate Collaborative outreach materials
Recruited 3 CivicSpark Americorps members to work with local agencies
Contact Laura Engeman, Manager - [email protected]
The San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative is partially funded by California utility customers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission