COMMUNITY CLIMATE SOLUTIONS

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Purpose

MSC’s Community Climate Solutions initiative advances transformative resilience strategies that accelerate the emerging transition to a regenerative and interconnected world. Community Climate Solutions supports leaders and stakeholders in the movement for climate justice to build and sustain long-term resilience and regeneration of healthy communities.  Through aligning on a vision for community led resilience that is anchored in the intersection of human rights and democracy, economy, and ecology as well as sharing concrete best practices to build this kind of resilience, Community Climate Solutions strives to support leaders in accelerating the pace of change to catch up to the reality of the climate crisis.

Lead

Rosa González

Goals

  • To increase capacity for whole systems thinking, cross-sector collaboration, and community-driven solutions while building the field of climate resilience planning.
  • To ensure climate solutions meet the real needs of climate-impacted communities by centralizing frontline leadership
  • To create opportunities for strategic alignment among leaders in the climate movement ecosystem to scale community-driven solutions and accelerate the rate of change

Recent Work

  • Community Driven Climate Resilience Planning – This initiative uplifts and supports the expertise and leadership capacity of grassroots groups currently building the field of community-driven climate resilience and equity.  MSC convenes community based leaders to share best practices, create and compile tools, and align with a trans-local to influence a broader section of the field.
  • Resilience Strategy – MSC facilitates Resilience Strategy sessions, such as the Resilience Strategy Lab held at the National Our Power Convening in Richmond, California, where local Bay Area resilience leaders presented their models and campaigns to climate advocates from around the country.
  • Pathways to Resilience: Bay Area – The P2R Bay Area project builds the Bay Area climate resilience movement through a community-driven resilience and just transition planning and action process.  The planning process will be piloted in Richmond, then evolved and replicated in other key Bay Area communities.

Pathways to Resilience Dialogues [P2R] – MSC, in partnership with The Kresge Foundation, the Emerald Cities Collaborative and the Praxis Project, conducted a series of convenings, interviews, and conversations (called the Dialogues) to produced a vision of climate resilience, grounded in the realities of low-income communities and communities of color, and pragmatic pathways to achieve it.  The synthesis of these Dialogues and insightful articles were compiled into the Pathways to Resilience E-Book.

Partners

  • Asian Pacific Environmental Network
  • Bay Localize (changing name to Rooted in Resilience)
  • Communities for a Better Environment
  • Center for Earth, Energy, and Democracy (CEED.org)
  • Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (gcclp.org)
  • NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program (naacpnet.org)
  • California Environmental Justice Alliance (caleja.org)
  • Climate Justice Alliance (ourpowercampaign.org)
  • Movement Generation (movementgeneration.org)
  • PODER
  • CBE
  • San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)
  • Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)
  • Bay Area Regional Collaborative (BARC)
  • City of Berkeley
  • Bay Area Council
  • SPUR
  • Resilient Communities Initiative (RCI)
  • Climate Readiness Institute (CRI)
  • The San Francisco Foundation (TSSF)
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