Building on a legacy
of successful
climate action
Solar panels at a treated wastewater holding pond
Our County,
Our future,
Our responsibility.
BayREN implements energy savings programs in our region
Common sense solutions
for a
prosperous future
Electric vehicle fleet at the Sonoma County Water Agency

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.

Popular links: Meeting Agendas | Sonoma Climate Mobilization | RCPA Perspective Blog: Pulling Carbon Out of The Air to Protect Our Climate

Strategic Plan

In the first half of 2019, RCPA staff conducted a robust Needs Assessment and Strategic Planning process to understand how the organization should focus our resources going forward to best support our ten member jurisdictions in achieving our ambitious climate goals. The adopted Strategic Plan reflects how we will continue and expand our work with our members and partners to support, fund,and strengthen local action through regional cross-sector and cross-agency engagement. | Read the Plan

The Plan outlines goals, objectives and outcomes for RCPA and includes an updated mission and vision statement.
Mission: RCPA leads a local government coalition to mobilize regional climate action in Sonoma County
Vision: Sonoma County is united in taking bold action to fight the climate crisis

Preparing for Climate Change

The report – Climate Ready Sonoma County: Climate Hazards and Vulnerabilities – makes it clear that local climate change is already happening, and causing hotter, drier weather with longer summers, more variable rain, and rising sea level and storm surge.

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Reducing Greenhouse Gases

Efficient Buildings

High efficiency buildings can save water and energy.

Clean 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.


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

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