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Since the Governors of California, Oregon and Washington, and the Premier of British Columbia signed the MOU to establish the Pacific Coast Collaborative in 2008, the PCC jurisdictions have signed several climate and clean energy agreements, communiques, and statements of cooperation building on that initial foundation. We also work together to develop joint analyses and research, and prepare policy briefs summarizing our work within different areas of regional climate and clean energy cooperation.

2018 PCC Report Card

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This report card highlights the key areas in which the PCC jurisdictions are working together across the region and what we’ve accomplished. Updated in September 2018.

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With this Declaration on Climate Resilience, the Premier and Governors of the Pacific Coast Collaborative agree to undertake a coordinated knowledge exchange, strategic planning and, where appropriate, collaborative implementation effort under the Pacific Coast Collaborative that builds on existing and ongoing efforts and activities across the region and engages key cities.

Pacific Coast Collaborative Declaration on Climate Resilience toggle infomration content

A policy brief summarizing the PCC’s shared regional approach to reduce wasted food and announcing a new commitment to reduce wasted food 50% by 2030.

PCC West Coast Food Waste Reduction Commitment toggle infomration content

A call to action for food retailers and brand manufacturers to join PCC state, province, and city partners to reduce wasted food 50% by 2030.

Convening Food Retailers and Brand Manufacturers to Reduce Wasted Food 50% by 2030 toggle infomration content

A Pacific Coast vision for an accessible and affordable, low-carbon transportation system and a roadmap for how our state, province, and local jurisdictions can work together to achieve it.

Vision and Roadmap for a Low-Carbon Pacific Coast Transportation System toggle infomration content

A commitment among British Columbia, California, Oregon, and Washington to end the stigma and discrimination associated with addiction and substance use disorders, and to identifying and defining areas of future cooperation that will enable an effective and compassionate response to the overdose crisis. Released March 16, 2018.

Statement of Cooperation on Responding to the Overdose Crisis, 2018 toggle infomration content

A communiqué summarizing outcomes from a PCC Leaders’ Summit on March 16, 2018 in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Pacific Coast Collaborative.

Pacific Coast Collaborative Leaders' Summit Communiqué, 2018 toggle infomration content

An update to the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy, which the leaders signed in 2013, this accord has a stronger emphasis on issues including ocean acidification; the integration of clean energy into the power grid; support for efforts by the insurance industry and regulatory system to highlight the economic costs of climate change; and so-called “super pollutants” (also known as short-lived climate pollutants). It also promotes more resilient communities in the face of a changing climate, with a focus on disadvantaged residents who bear the brunt of climate change impacts.

Pacific Coast Climate Leadership Action Plan, 2016 toggle infomration content

An agreement signed by the Premier of British Columbia, Governors of California, Oregon, and Washington, and Mayors of Los Angeles, Oakland, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, and Vancouver (BC). Key provisions of the agreement include: 1) implementing energy data reporting and benchmarking for at least 75 percent of eligible large building square footage; 2) expanding consumer, municipal, utility, and private sector adoption of zero-emission vehicles and development of a Pacific Coast electric vehicle charging network from Southern California to British Columbia; 3) accelerating the deployment of distributed, community-scale renewable energy, integrated into the grid, including lowering the carbon intensity of heating fuels in commercial and residential buildings; and 4) reducing carbon emissions from the food waste stream by preventing and recovering organic waste and promoting composting.

Pacific North America Climate Leadership Agreement, 2016 toggle infomration content

The first agreement signed by Pacific Coast Collaborative Governors and the Premier of BC committing to take action on climate change and work together to accelerate clean energy policy. Signed October 28, 2013.

Pacific Coast Action Plan on  Climate and Energy, 2013 toggle infomration content

An agreement signed by the Premier of British Columbia and Governors of California, Oregon, and Washington committing to accelerate regional job creation by leveraging energy efficiency improvements and clean transportation, and protecting jobs and the economy from Climate Change risks. Signed March 13, 2012.

2012 West Coast Action Plan on Jobs toggle infomration content

A workplan for the PCC jurisdictions to work collaboratively on the issue of Japanese tsunami debris following the March 2011 earthquake and Tsunami, including; information sharing and dissemination; data collection; assessment of debris; emergency response plans; reducing impacts to our natural resources and coastal communities. Signed March 13, 2012.

Workplan on Tsunami Debris toggle infomration content

The Action Plan on Innovation, the Environment and the Economy sets out a series of co- operative initiatives to promote renewable and low-carbon energy and energy conservation, including developing Interstate 5/Highway 99 as a green transportation corridor. It also promotes development of high-speed rail from San Diego to Vancouver and the move to “Green Ports” through co-operation to reduce local air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions.

Action Plan on Innovation, the Environment and the Economy toggle infomration content

The Action Plan on Ocean Conservation and Coastal Climate Change Adaptation focuses on co- operation on invasive species, reductions in toxins and other pollutants, promoting sustainable fisheries management and research into impacts from climate change and adaptation options.

Action Plan on Ocean Conservation and Coastal Climate Change Adaptation toggle infomration content

A commitment between CA and BC to move together in partnership on the development of greenhouse gas vehicle emission standards.

Memorandum of Understanding Between the State of California and Province of British Columbia on Vehicle Emissions  toggle infomration content

The founding document establishing the Pacific Coast Collaborative as a framework for cooperative action, a forum for leadership and the share of information on best practices, and a common voice of issues facing coastal and Pacific jurisdictions.

Memorandum to Establish the Pacific Coast Collaborative toggle infomration content

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This report card highlights the key areas in which the PCC jurisdictions are working together across the region and what we’ve accomplished. Updated in September 2018.

PCC Report Card, 2018 toggle infomration content

With this Declaration on Climate Resilience, the Premier and Governors of the Pacific Coast Collaborative agree to undertake a coordinated knowledge exchange, strategic planning and, where appropriate, collaborative implementation effort under the Pacific Coast Collaborative that builds on existing and ongoing efforts and activities across the region and engages key cities.

Pacific Coast Collaborative Declaration on Climate Resilience toggle infomration content

A policy brief summarizing the PCC’s shared regional approach to reduce wasted food and announcing a new commitment to reduce wasted food 50% by 2030.

PCC West Coast Food Waste Reduction Commitment toggle infomration content

A call to action for food retailers and brand manufacturers to join PCC state, province, and city partners to reduce wasted food 50% by 2030.

Convening Food Retailers and Brand Manufacturers to Reduce Wasted Food 50% by 2030 toggle infomration content

A Pacific Coast vision for an accessible and affordable, low-carbon transportation system and a roadmap for how our state, province, and local jurisdictions can work together to achieve it.

Vision and Roadmap for a Low-Carbon Pacific Coast Transportation System toggle infomration content

A commitment among British Columbia, California, Oregon, and Washington to end the stigma and discrimination associated with addiction and substance use disorders, and to identifying and defining areas of future cooperation that will enable an effective and compassionate response to the overdose crisis. Released March 16, 2018.

Statement of Cooperation on Responding to the Overdose Crisis, 2018 toggle infomration content

A communiqué summarizing outcomes from a PCC Leaders’ Summit on March 16, 2018 in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Pacific Coast Collaborative.

Pacific Coast Collaborative Leaders' Summit Communiqué, 2018 toggle infomration content

An update to the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy, which the leaders signed in 2013, this accord has a stronger emphasis on issues including ocean acidification; the integration of clean energy into the power grid; support for efforts by the insurance industry and regulatory system to highlight the economic costs of climate change; and so-called “super pollutants” (also known as short-lived climate pollutants). It also promotes more resilient communities in the face of a changing climate, with a focus on disadvantaged residents who bear the brunt of climate change impacts.

Pacific Coast Climate Leadership Action Plan, 2016 toggle infomration content

An agreement signed by the Premier of British Columbia, Governors of California, Oregon, and Washington, and Mayors of Los Angeles, Oakland, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, and Vancouver (BC). Key provisions of the agreement include: 1) implementing energy data reporting and benchmarking for at least 75 percent of eligible large building square footage; 2) expanding consumer, municipal, utility, and private sector adoption of zero-emission vehicles and development of a Pacific Coast electric vehicle charging network from Southern California to British Columbia; 3) accelerating the deployment of distributed, community-scale renewable energy, integrated into the grid, including lowering the carbon intensity of heating fuels in commercial and residential buildings; and 4) reducing carbon emissions from the food waste stream by preventing and recovering organic waste and promoting composting.

Pacific North America Climate Leadership Agreement, 2016 toggle infomration content

The first agreement signed by Pacific Coast Collaborative Governors and the Premier of BC committing to take action on climate change and work together to accelerate clean energy policy. Signed October 28, 2013.

Pacific Coast Action Plan on  Climate and Energy, 2013 toggle infomration content

An agreement signed by the Premier of British Columbia and Governors of California, Oregon, and Washington committing to accelerate regional job creation by leveraging energy efficiency improvements and clean transportation, and protecting jobs and the economy from Climate Change risks. Signed March 13, 2012.

2012 West Coast Action Plan on Jobs toggle infomration content

A workplan for the PCC jurisdictions to work collaboratively on the issue of Japanese tsunami debris following the March 2011 earthquake and Tsunami, including; information sharing and dissemination; data collection; assessment of debris; emergency response plans; reducing impacts to our natural resources and coastal communities. Signed March 13, 2012.

Workplan on Tsunami Debris toggle infomration content

The Action Plan on Innovation, the Environment and the Economy sets out a series of co- operative initiatives to promote renewable and low-carbon energy and energy conservation, including developing Interstate 5/Highway 99 as a green transportation corridor. It also promotes development of high-speed rail from San Diego to Vancouver and the move to “Green Ports” through co-operation to reduce local air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions.

Action Plan on Innovation, the Environment and the Economy toggle infomration content

The Action Plan on Ocean Conservation and Coastal Climate Change Adaptation focuses on co- operation on invasive species, reductions in toxins and other pollutants, promoting sustainable fisheries management and research into impacts from climate change and adaptation options.

Action Plan on Ocean Conservation and Coastal Climate Change Adaptation toggle infomration content

A commitment between CA and BC to move together in partnership on the development of greenhouse gas vehicle emission standards.

Memorandum of Understanding Between the State of California and Province of British Columbia on Vehicle Emissions  toggle infomration content

The founding document establishing the Pacific Coast Collaborative as a framework for cooperative action, a forum for leadership and the share of information on best practices, and a common voice of issues facing coastal and Pacific jurisdictions.

Memorandum to Establish the Pacific Coast Collaborative toggle infomration content