Over the past decade, a new form of networking for local climate change action has emerged at the metro-regional scale within the United States. Bound together by a shared focus on place, Regional Climate Collaboratives (RCCs), are harnessing the power of networks to build resilience to climate impacts and, in some cases, to reduce the emissions driving those impacts.
Regional Collaboratives for Climate Change – A State of the Art is the result of an extensive literature review and survey of 90 practitioners representing 15 Regional Climate Collaboratives (RCCs).
The report details how RCCs operate, their impacts in a regional capacity, key successes thus far, as well as barriers and gaps in capacity. After careful analysis, the report also establishes a framework for classification of RCC activity.