Preparing For Climate Change

Coordinating countywide climate protection efforts among Sonoma County’s nine incorporated jurisdictions and multiple countywide agencies.

About Us

The Regional Climate Protection Authority, RCPA, was formed in 2009 to coordinate countywide climate protection efforts among Sonoma County’s nine cities and multiple agencies. The RCPA fosters collaboration, helps to set goals, pools resources, formalizes partnerships, and works across silos. The RCPA aims to create local solutions to complement State, Federal, and private sector actions – all showing that a better future with lower emissions is possible.

RCPA Carbon Sequestration Press Release

Sonoma County Partnership Successfully Completes the First Project of the Climate Resilience Fund – “Carbon Sequestration through Compost Application Pilot Project”

View the full press release here.

Survey Letter Invitation from RCPA

Some residents may have received a letter from RCPA with a call to respond to questions about energy sources, electric vehicles, and other greenhouse gas reduction measures.  We encourage you to complete the survey if you were one of the randomly selected residents.

See full sweepstakes rules here.

Reducing Greenhouse Gases

Efficient Buildings

High efficiency buildings can save water and energy.


Developing more electricity from renewable sources.

Low-carbon Transportation

Promoting the use of electric vehicles, hybrids and other clean options.

Waste Reductions

Supporting a wiser use of discarded materials and landfill emissions

Conservation & Restoration

Promoting conservation and restoration of the region’s carbon sequestration potential.

To learn more, view our current projects.

Carbon Sequestration through Compost Application Pilot Project