Sierra CAMP has presented several webinars to educate Sierra communities on relevant policy updates and resources to address climate change. Below are active links to watch past webinars as well as a place for suggestions on what Sierra CAMP can present in the future.
Case Studies in Forest Health and Woody Biomass Utilization Webinar (February 28th, 2018)
There is no silver bullet to tackling the biggest climate-issues. As much as climate change is synergistic, we too must be synergistic with collaborative efforts to counter the effects of a changing climate. After the 2017 wildfire season, it is critical that we unify as a region to protect our forested areas, watersheds and frontline communities. Forest restoration, biomass utilization and sustainable recreation are only a few of the incredible ways our Sierra Nevada communities have found to adapt to and mitigate climate peril. By learning from the innovative projects happening today we can increase the pace and scale at which we need to operate for the future, identify collaboration opportunities, and identify on-the-ground best practices.
This webinar will feature four case studies of important people doing critical climate action work in the Sierra Nevada. We hope you can attend and spread the good news of lessons learned, barriers to plan for and ideas for similar projects in your community.
Speakers include: Sarah Di Vittorio (National Forest Foundation, Lake Tahoe West Restoration Partnership). Elliot Vander Kolk (Sierra Nevada Conservancy, Tuolumne Community and Watershed Resilience Program). Camille Swezy (Sierra Institute for Community and Environment, Quincy Community-Scale Woody Utilization). Steve Frisch (Sierra Business Council, Loyalton Biomass Economic Development)
Practical Tools and Resources for Climate Change Planning in the Sierra (September 20, 2017)
Climate change threatens the health and prosperity of our communities in the Sierra Nevada region. Extreme weather events, such as the atmospheric river events that shook the Sierra last winter and the extreme drought conditions that plagued all of California this past decade have the potential to damage public infrastructure, services and resources, disrupt economic activity, and endanger public safety and health. What can our communities do to prepare for the adverse weather events and variable conditions forecasted to occur in the Sierra Nevada?
This webinar is designed to give participants a broad overview of the types of current and projected weather changes; a brief look at the types of adaptation strategies communities are already employing; and an overview of new climate planning tools and resources.
Climate Policy 101: Past, Present and Future (June 12, 2017)
California climate change policies are critical to Sierra communities and to the entire state; they are crucial for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of the 6th largest economy in the world, provide funding for disadvantaged communities, and offer investment opportunities for Sierra resources and economic development-- to name just a few of the countless benefits. And yet, the cap-and-trade system and many other aspects of California’s climate policy have been called into question by the Courts, Federal (in)action, and other issues. What is the current status of these policies and what are the implications for our communities? In this webinar, we’ll first give you the basics of California climate policy and the bills on the 2017 legislative table. Then we’ll take a look at the reauthorization of the cap-and-trade system projected to take place this summer, and explore the implications of all of the above for Sierra communities.
California Forest and Climate Policy: What it Means for Sierra (August 29, 2016)
Sierra Nevada forests are critical to Sierra communities and to the entire state; they supply water, generate power, host millions of plant and animal species, store carbon, produce timber, and offer world class recreation -- just to name a few of the countless benefits. And yet, the Sierra is experiencing mass tree mortality with 66 million tree dies offs the last six years alone, leading to greater wildfire risk and other severe vulnerabilities. What can we do to protect the Sierra?
2016 State Policy Landscape: How it Could Affect the Sierra (March 21, 2016)
Gain a better understanding of the 2016 state policy landscape around climate change and how it could affect the Sierra. Led by Sierra Business Council's Government Affairs Director, Kerri Timmer, this webinar will touch on cap-and-trade funding, Prop 1, climate adaptation, energy, forestry and more!
Draft Governance Policy (January 7, 2015)
Sierra CAMP is a partnership to connect and empower Sierra leaders to take action on climate change and build resilience to its effects throughout the Sierra Nevada. During this webinar, we'll present our draft governance model that empowers a diverse network of Sierra stakeholders.
Cap & Trade Funding: What it Means for Sierra Communities (December 9th, 2014)
California's cap-and-trade program, that began on January 1st, 2013, is a crucial part of Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32), the state's Global Warming Solutions Act that commits to statewide Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reductions to 1990 levels by 2020, a 15% reduction from "business as usual". With cap-and-trade, the state sets a cap to limit emissions and auctions off allowances. Companies that keep their emissions below the cap can "trade" emission credits to those companies exceeding their limit. During this webinar you'll hear from SBC's Government Affairs Director, Kerri Timmer, on the current status of California's cap-and-trade funding and the Sierra's eligibility.