As the changing climate poses a growing threat to Bay Area communities,
transportation infrastructure is increasingly threatened by rising sea
levels and severe weather events. In the coming decades, the
transportation sector must take steps to:
• Ensure that transportation networks can withstand climatic changes
• Reduce GHG emissions to avert future climate disruption
There are two main policy approaches to climate change: mitigation and
adaptation. Mitigation addresses root causes – like reducing GHG
emissions - while adaptation seeks to lower the risks posed by the
climate change consequences. Both approaches are necessary, because even
if emissions significantly decline in the next decade, adaptation will
be needed to handle the global changes already set in motion.
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