On June 25th, 2018, the United Nations Association, in partnership with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter, 350 Bay Area and other organizations, hosted a select group from business, government and community-based organizations for the Bay Area Climate Action Forum. Herb Behrstock of the UNA presented the event to our 2018 Gathering.

The Bay Area Climate Action Forum was intended to be a working session with the goals of identifying priority actions and overcoming critical blockers in order to more rapidly and effectively achieve local and regional emission targets and to implement critical adaptation solutions.

The Forum was a success with just over 100 participants. Good discussions regarding priorities and challenges, but a bit lacking in specifics toward actions and better collaboration.

I encourage you to check out the results of the pre- and post-event surveys: Click here.

Here’s a breakdown of the primary Climate Action Priorities:

One aspect stands out: the issue of public engagement … the need for and the lack of. This is one area where Sustainable organizations are quite active. We’ll talk about this during one of the sessions at our May 2019 Gathering.

Please share your thoughts and comments about the UNA Forum’s survey results.

Written by mwestwind