Greenbelt Alliance is analyzing the Bay Area’s lands at greatest risk of multiple climate-related hazards as well as lands offering greatest resilience benefits to identify Resilience Hotspots. We are doing this because climate change is impacting some places more than others and we want to make sure California’s climate investments go to the communities that need it the most!
We are doing this by:
Analyzing conventional data sources to point us towards Areas of Opportunity where climate hazards overlap with communities vulnerable to climate impacts, conservation priorities, and a risk for development to occur outside of urban areas.
Collaborating with local experts to understand experiences at the community level with climate change and discuss strategies for building local resilience through nature-based solutions. This input is vital for the development of Community Resilience Profiles that will accompany the launch of our Interactive Map as a resource to:
- Build a strong foundation for future grant applications;
- Uplift community leaders and ongoing resilience activities; and
- Co-create near-term recommendations for building resilience in the community and the region as a whole.