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Working together is the key to developing a better future for Bay Area communities. BARC fosters collaboration across our region for positive change.

The Bay Area Regional Collaborative, or BARC, is working to problem-solve for big 21st century challenges impacting the Bay Area, including climate change and social and economic injustice. 
We promote coordination among our member agencies, community leaders and decision makers to advance solutions that benefit everyone. 

News

January 9, 2019 — This National Geographic article captures current perceptions and preparations around the country and the globe, to the far-ranging impacts of climate change from wildlife to torrential rain. The increasing need to respond proactively is being met with more seriousness in a time when adaptation...
January 7, 2019 — A report of the California insurance market has clearly indicated a need for insurers to seriously contend with the risks posed by climate change and how this can potentially impact investment portfolios, which amount to almost $43 trillion. Backed by the scenario analysis completed as part of...
January 5, 2019 — Report findings from a joint study published by the Center for Disaster Resilience identifies urban flooding as a ‘national and significant source of economic loss, social disruption, and housing inequality’. Aging and degrading wastewater and stormwater systems around the country are unable to...
October 22, 2018 — Paying for Climate Adaptation in California helps detail steps planning authorities, asset operators and owners, and private entities can take to tackle the large-scale investments necessary for keeping Bay Area infrastructure functioning in a changing climate. The practitioner's guide provides...
September 24, 2018 — BARC is a contributing author to the Bay Area Region report, part of California's 4th Climate Change Assessment. Written in partnership with several local and regional stakeholders, the Bay Area Region report provides a multi-sector perspective intended to arm local and regional decision makers...

Meetings & Events

Friday, February 15

Meeting
Friday, February 15, 2019
10:00am