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Mark Lubell releases report on sea-level rise and the governance gap in the San Francisco Bay Area

Sea-Level Rise and the Governance Gap in the San Francisco Bay Area Report Suggests Visioning Task Force to Move Climate Adaptation Planning Forward

Most San Francisco Bay Area policymakers understand that sea-level rise is a serious threat to the region, agree that preparing for it should be a priority, and have a basic understanding of solutions that would help the region adapt to sea-level rise, such as wetlands, living shorelines, seawalls and levees.

However, they do not agree on who should lead a coordinated planning effort to address it. A visioning task force could help move the process forward, according to a report from the University of California, Davis, which analyzes this governance gap, the challenges to overcoming it and suggests steps forward.


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