LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) February 07, 2022
The Malibu Foundation Gives Southern California Communities a Roadmap to Adapt and Mitigate the Impacts of Climate Crisis in the Years Ahead
A new report released this week from the https://www.themalibufoundation.org/Malibu Foundation titled Our Climate Crisis: A Guide for Communities in the Wildland Urban Interface gives local communities a roadmap for how to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of the climate crisis.
The report is the result of a collaborative effort amongst key stakeholders within this region that includes the SMM wildland-urban interface (WUI) cities of Malibu, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills and Westlake Village (which form the Las Virgenes Council of Governments), as well as Topanga, the Pacific Palisades, Sunset Mesa and adjacent unincorporated SMM communities.
With the region still having difficulty recovering from the 2018 Woolsey Fire, the Malibu Foundation saw an urgent need to bring key stakeholders together to focus on how to proactively move toward a more climate resilient region, from policy, such as addressing local energy and water resources, to personal, such as distribution of hand-crank AM/FM radios and FRS two-way radios to ensure reliable communications in an emergency.
The report, which can be used as a template across the Country, serves as an actionable plan for regional coordination by local governments and regional agencies on climate resilience strategies, and as a community resilience guide for individuals, neighborhood groups, and other stakeholders in the region.
The report assesses, but then offers practical High Priority Action Recommendations – for cities, communities, neighborhoods, and individuals, including these Top Suggestions across Local Government Leadership, Roads, Water, Energy, Communications and Working Together. A few examples:
To access the complete “SMM WUI Region Climate Vulnerability Assessment and Resilience Report”, click here. To access the Executive Summary, please click here.
On February 8th from 5:30-7pm, Pepperdine University’s Sustainability Program will host a virtual presentation of key findings and recommendations by report authors Shea Cunningham and Dean Kubani, followed by a discussion with project advisors. Zoom link
This project is funded by the Malibu Foundation. Collaborating partners include: Climate Resolve, Pepperdine University’s Sustainability Program, Resilient Palisades, Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains, and UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge.
About the Malibu Foundation
Malibu Foundation was created by local residents immediately following the Woolsey Fire. Malibu Foundation is committed to the long-term rebuilding of areas affected by the Woolsey Fire. Our goal is to ensure, educate and provide resources to create a more climate resilient Santa Monica Mountains community. (http://www.themalibufoundation.org)
Julie Du Brow
310-922-1301 / Julie@dubroworks.com
310-271-5789 / Julie@dubroworks.com
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