Climate Change, Resilience
October 5, 2020
November 2, 2020
October 6, 2020 - October 19, 2020
The City of Costa Mesa is seeking a nature-based solution to promote resilience in the City for our for disaster risk reduction.
The City of Costa Mesa is committed to advancing sustainability in the built and natural environment. The City’s Mayor, Councilmembers and City Manager are committed to making the city a leader in sustainability and environmental stewardship.
To meet the State of California’s ambitious environmental and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction goals, the City of Costa Mesa is updating its general plan to comply with SB 379, SB 1035 and SB 1000. The City is also developing its first ever Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) to build community and infrastructure resilience.
Recent natural hazards and human-induced disasters, including the California wildfires and extreme heat have made local climate action a priority for the city. Compounded by the social and economic impacts of COVID-19, there is an urgent need to maximize efficient use of the limited funds and to integrate climate action planning with disaster risk reduction.
Partnerships and collaboration with the business community, non-profits, academia, utilities and other public agencies is needed to develop a comprehensive local climate and resilience plan that is inclusive, addresses justice and equity at the core, and leaves no one behind.
Costa Mesa’s vision is to go beyond regulatory requirements and develop a Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) that has multiple benefits, including enhanced public health and a vibrant economy that promotes the creation of local jobs. The City would like to explore nature-based climate adaptation solutions and how they can be incorporated into the CAAP.
The City of Costa Mesa seeks a research collaboration that can result in the following learnings:
The City of Costa Mesa seeks the following long term outcomes for the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP):