Climate Action Plan

Sacramento County staff are hard at work on the final draft of the County’s Climate Action Plan (CAP), which aims to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and prepare the County for climate-related impacts for decades to come. 

The final draft of the CAP, and associated environmental document, was released on September 7, 2021, and will be available for public review for a period of 30 days. Public comments will be accepted through October 8​, 2021. 

In addition to publishing the final draft CAP, staff has also released some helpful FAQs about the CAP.

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Project Documents 

Draft CAP 


​​​Public Outreach

​Information from past public outreach meetings is provided here.  

Sacramento County Environmental Commission (SEC)

Stakeholder Working Group

  • August 2020 – November 2020
    • Five (5) meetings with the targeted Stakeholder Working Group. For additional information, see Appendix D of the Draft CAP.

Stakeholder Outreach

  • September 2016 – October 2018 
    • Twenty-five (25) individual meetings with stakeholder groups. For additional information, see Appendix D of the Draft CAP. ​

Board of Supervisors Workshop 1

Public Workshop 2

Public​ Workshop 1 

Neighborhood Outreach

  • October 17, 2016
    • Presentation to MLK Neighborhood Association 
  • October 20, 2016
    • Presentation to South Oak Park Community Association
  • October 2016 – May 2017
    • Emails to 27 neighborhood associations in the un​incorporated County announcing public workshops.

Stakeholder Kickoff Meeting  


In 2009, Sacramento County began a multi-phase CAP to meet the State's targets for GHG reductions. The components of the multi-phase CAP are: 

  • Phase 1
    • Strategy and Framework (2011)
  • Phase 2
    • Government Operations (2012, Update In-Progress)
    • Communitywide (In-Progress)

​Phase 1

The Board of Supervisors adopted the Climate Action Plan – Strategy and Framework Document​ on November 9, 2011, which presented a framework for reducing GHG emissions and an overall strategy to address climate change. Additionally, it provided direction for developing the second phase of the CAP.

Phase 2

Government Operations

The Board of Supervisors adopted the Climate Action Plan – Government Operations on September 11, 2012, which identified the GHG emissions from the County's operations (i.e. County-owned facilities, vehicles, and equipment) and the measures to reduce these GHG emissions. 


The County began working on the most recent phase of the CAP in 2016. This project will update the government operations components and include communitywide measures for the unincorporated County in an all-new CAP in order to complete the second phase of the County's multi-phase CAP process. 

Climate Action Plan

The new CAP will: 1) update the unincorporated County's GHG inventory and forecasts, 2) determine GHG reduction targets, and 3) propose measures to achieve the GHG reductions targets.

Additionally, to prepare for climate change impacts (e.g. impacts related to precipitation, flooding, heatwaves, wildfires, air quality, water supply, water quality, natural ecosystems, and agriculture), the Climate Action Plan will include a vulnerability assessment and an adaptation strategy.

When this new CAP is adopted, it will replace all previous CAP phases/documents.


  • ​​​​​​​​​​​Todd Smith, Principal Planner
  • John Lundgren, Senior Planner
  • Todd Taylor, Associate Planner

​​Additional Information

Please visit Green Sacramento County for the County’s continuing efforts on sustainability and implementation of the Climate Action Plan

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, visit the CAP FAQ page​. ​


For general inquiries regarding the CAP, you may submit your questions by email to:​