Monday, August 16, 2021

Encouraging State leaders to allocate the historic $3.7 billion budget for climate resilience August 16, 2021

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Dear California Adaptation Leaders and Stakeholders,

On behalf of the Local Government Commission, San Francisco Estuary Institute, California Resilience Partnership, and Farallon Strategies, we would like to invite you to join us in encouraging State leaders to allocate the historic $3.7 billion budget for climate resilience in a manner that meets the urgency of the crisis at hand.

The aforementioned conveners of this effort have developed a budget recommendations letter with the intent of highlighting areas of alignment for adaptation funding priorities based on stakeholder input. Primary sources include the nearly 400 responses we received through a climate resilience participatory budgeting survey and input we heard through stakeholder workshops attended by over 300 participants from across the state.

The letter urges the Governor and California's legislative leaders to invest the climate resilience funds to support and advance equitable climate adaptation planning and implementation in California's 500+ tribes, cities, and counties. The letter encourages the prioritization of first-year investments to support strategic planning, capacity building, and technical assistance.

We thank all stakeholders who participated in this effort and provided critical insights that established the foundation for these recommendations. We invite you to review the letter and sign on to express your support by Wednesday at noon.

 

Climate Resilience Budget Recommendations Letter

Sign on deadline: Wednesday, August 18th at 12:00 PM PT

 

 

Questions? Please contact Sheila DeBlonk.

 

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