Lessons in Resilience: The Capital Region Climate Readiness Collaborative

January 18, 2017

This case study on the Capital Region Climate Readiness Collaborative (CRC) is part of a series of six case studies that the Georgetown Climate Center developed to explore lessons that cities across the country are learning as they work together across jurisdictional lines on climate action.

The CRC covers the six-county region surrounding California’s capital, Sacramento (including El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties). Its membership includes cities and regional public agencies including air districts, utilities, nonprofits, universities, and business organizations.

This case study explores how the CRC has successfully brought attention to how climate change will to issues affect the capital region at local, regional, state and federal levels. The group works to bring stakeholders together to find regional solutions to the impacts of climate change.

Each case study in this series explores the roles that these collaboratives are playing to support climate action in their regions, how the collaboratives are helping to align resources and policies among participating jurisdictions, and how they are structured and funded. A synthesis report also explores lessons that can be learned by comparing the efforts of each collaborative on climate policy in their regions.