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Bay Area  Climate Change Initiative  “We REAEP what we sow.” By Bay Area Council  Silicon Valley Leadership Group
 
Regionl Economic And  Environmental Prosperity (REAEP) Climate Change Initiative Bay Area  Copyright 2008 Bay Area Council
Regional Climate Change Initiative <ul><li>Establish the Bay Area as the global finance center for a green economy </li></...
Regional Climate Change Priorities <ul><li>Work with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and establish and update...
Priorities for Climate Change Initiative <ul><li>Transportation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Congestion-Pricing, Road Pricing </...
Priorities Continued for Climate Change Initiative <ul><li>Raising Transit Ridership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Influence Feder...
Danger  and Opportunity  for Cleantech <ul><li>U.S. Dependence of Fossil Fuels with price volatility beyond U.S. control <...
California  Opportunity   Has Ripened Now <ul><li>Passage of the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32) </li></ul><u...
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    1. 1. Bay Area Climate Change Initiative “We REAEP what we sow.” By Bay Area Council Silicon Valley Leadership Group
    2. 3. Regionl Economic And Environmental Prosperity (REAEP) Climate Change Initiative Bay Area Copyright 2008 Bay Area Council
    3. 4. Regional Climate Change Initiative <ul><li>Establish the Bay Area as the global finance center for a green economy </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as global capital for Clean Tech and Energy Efficiency technology, services, and applications </li></ul><ul><li>Realize the promise of a growing economy, increase in jobs with resources for job training, and improved environment for Bay Area residents </li></ul><ul><li>Reform transportation in the Bay Area to reduce greenhouse gas emissions </li></ul><ul><li>Shift land use to result in increased transit use and less single occupant vehicle trips accounting for nearly 50% of global warming pollutants in the Bay Area </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve Regional targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions </li></ul>
    4. 5. Regional Climate Change Priorities <ul><li>Work with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and establish and update Regional Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction targets for the residential, commercial, and transportation sectors through CARB’s Regional Technical Advisory Committee and the Climate Compact </li></ul><ul><li>Bay Area Council Economic Institute provide forum for regional decision making </li></ul>
    5. 6. Priorities for Climate Change Initiative <ul><li>Transportation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Congestion-Pricing, Road Pricing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build Regional Infrastructure for Non-GHG Emitting Vehicles - Electric Vehicles (Plug-In), Hybrids, Hydrogen, Better Places </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Land-Use Planning to Reduce Greenhouse Gas - Implement SB 375 with verified Sustainable Communities Plans based on a measurement tool agreed to by regional agencies and local governments </li></ul>
    6. 7. Priorities Continued for Climate Change Initiative <ul><li>Raising Transit Ridership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Influence Federal Transportation Funding and Economic Stimulus Package </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adaptation for Climate Change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BCDC-agency lead for setting strategy to adapt to sea-level rise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State Resource Agency Policy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support development of Clean Tech industry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>R&D - Market development </li></ul></ul>
    7. 8. Danger and Opportunity for Cleantech <ul><li>U.S. Dependence of Fossil Fuels with price volatility beyond U.S. control </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. = 23% of Energy Global Use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Buildings use 70% of nation’s electricity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>41% energy for transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oil accounts for 95% of transportation energy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>U.S. -5% of Global Population </li></ul>
    8. 9. California Opportunity Has Ripened Now <ul><li>Passage of the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32) </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of Sustainable Communities statewide from SB 375 </li></ul><ul><li>Bay Area leads in entrepreneurial spirit, Venture Capital ($1 billion) and basic research to propel Clean Tech sector forward into next global economic epic. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The trail of past economic revolutions til now: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agricultural > Industrial > Information and Bio Technology > </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ecological Prosperity? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Imperative to Act Now to Address Global Warming or pass the tipping point for radical cost to address severe weather events, water supply, change in sea level (Next 10 with U.C. Berkeley researchers, Stern Report) </li></ul>
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