Central Coast Climate Collaborative


The Central Coast Climate Collaborative is a membership organization fostering a network of local and regional community leaders throughout six Central Coast counties to address climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Collaborative involves representatives from local and regional government, business and agriculture, academia, and diverse community groups to share information and best practices, leverage efforts and resources and identify critical issues and needs. The Collaborative will engage all communities throughout the region to help ensure a resilient and low-carbon Central Coast prepared for the impacts of climate change. Collaborative will engage with other collaboratives throughout the state.


  1. Identify opportunities for regional action and serve as a clearinghouse for information and innovative solutions.
  2. Coordinate grants development and funding for regional and local plans and projects.
  3. Provide a voice to communicate a consistent message about the importance of resilient, low-carbon communities. Provide a voice at the state and federal level for issues specific to the Central Coast.
  4. Inform and empower organizations, communities, leaders and public officials to take action.
  5. Educate the next generation of climate professionals and identify research needs for the region’s universities.

Participating organizations

Alliance for Regional Climate Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation
Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments
Beach Erosion Authority for Clean Oceans and Nourishment
Cachuma Resource Conservation District
Cal Poly State University
California Office of Planning & Research
California State University – Monterey Bay
City of Arroyo Grande
City of Capitola
City of Carmel-by-the-Sea
City of Monterey
City of San Luis Obispo
City of Santa Cruz
Coastal Resource Conservation District
Community Environmental Council
Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo
Local Government Commission
Monterey Bay Air Resources District
Monterey County
Romero Institute
San Luis Obispo County
San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District
San Luis Obispo County Public Health
Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District
Santa Barbara County Public Health
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash
Sierra Club – Santa Lucia Chapter
State Coastal Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy
The Offset Project
Ventura County
Ventura County Air Pollution Control District
Ventura River Watershed Council

Resilience Workshop

The Central Coast Climate Collaborative is holding a workshop to share best practices for climate change adaptation.

California law (SB 379 & SB 1000) requires cities and counties to update Local Hazard Mitigation Plans (LHMP) or ensure General Plans address climate change adaptation and environmental justice.

Join us for an interactive workshop to share ways to meet these requirements cost effectively.

April 24th, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo
KTGY Gallery
Building 21, Room 105

Hosted by Central Coast Climate Collaborative and partners from EPA, FEMA, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, and MTC/ABAG.

The Workshop will:

  • Give you practical tools to update your LHMP and General Plan
  • Help you assess your risks from floods, fires, sea level rise, and other hazards
  • Build a regional network to address disaster resilience and social equity
  • Identify opportunities to collaborate on regional projects
  • Link you into a statewide network of experts, resources, and financing

Space is limited. Please register now for this no cost workshop >

Inaugural Summit: August 23, 2017

Opening Remarks – Larry Allen

Download the presentation: 1-opening-remarks-larry-allen.pdf

Energy Panel – Steve Baule

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Water Panel – Vance Trimble

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Water Panel – Lynn Rodriguez

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Water Panel – Daniel Feldman

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Agriculture Panel

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Sea Level Rise Panel – Tiffany Wise-West

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Sea Level Rise Panel – Juliette Hart

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Sea Level Rise Panel – David Revell


Membership Form

Consider becoming a member of the Central Coast Climate Collaborative!
Download the membership form (pdf)

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