What Is It?
A County-Wide Climate Action Plan (CAP) that intends to provide a regional framework for addressing climate change. The plan builds on Sonoma County’s historic practice of reducing Green House Emissions through a combination of regional standards and local autonomy.
The Climate Action Plan is being developed through a collaboration with the Regional Climate Protection Authority (RCPA), working groups from each local jurisdiction, as well as a stakeholder advisory group, among others.
As cited by the RCPA, climate emissions in Sonoma County have declined since the 1990s. The concern is that these losses are expected to turn into gains, by 2020, if further action isn’t taken. This is why the current planning process is focused on near and long term goals.
- By 2020, reducing Green House Gasses by 25% below 1990s levels
- By 2050, Reducing Green House Gasses by 80% below 1990s levels
Why You Should Stay Informed?
For the Climate Action planning process to be a success, communities across Sonoma County will need to reach consensus. The best chance of doing this is for the public to stay informed, and to comment while the plan is still in development. To reach this end, the plan is being presented for public input in each local community. The RCPA is also accepting public comments on both the draft Environmental Impact Report and the plan itself.
Attend a Meeting: Conservation Action encourages you to attend your local meeting. For More information on the upcoming public meetings, and the plan itself, please go to the RCPA website here.
- City of Cotati, April 26th @ 7pm, 201 West Sierra Ave, Cotati
- City of Petaluma, May 2nd @ 7pm, 11 English Street, Petaluma, CA
- Town of Windsor, May 4th @ 6pm, 9291 Old Redwood Highway, Building 400
- City of Rohnert Park, May 10th @ 5pm, 130 Avram Avenue, Rohnert Park
- City of Healdsburg, May 16th @ 6pm, 401 Grove Street, Healdsburg, CA
- City of Cloverdale, May 24th @ 6:30pm, 209 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale, CA
Submit a Public Comment: If you local meeting has already happened, or you cannot make it, Conservation Action encourages you to submit a public Comment. For information on how to send comments, online or by mail, click here.
Deadline for Comment on the draft Environmental Impact Report: May 6th
Deadline for Comment on the draft Climate Action Plan: May 31st
- Climate Action Plan 2020 Website
- Public Review Draft Climate Action Plan
- Draft Environmental Impact Report
- About the Regional Climate Protection Agency