Climate Action Advisory Committee

RCPA Climate Action Advisory Committee (CAAC)

The CAAC provides information and advice to the Regional Climate Protection Authority (RCPA) Board, staff and project consultants during the development and implementation of climate action programs.

CAAC members work with RCPA staff to develop and implement GHG reduction programs and measures in Sonoma County communities. This includes reviewing and considering materials, proposals, ideas and concepts introduced to them by RCPA and jurisdiction staff. CAAC members also foster communication outside of the CAAC regarding progress and outcomes of RCPA initiatives – particularly as they relate to a member’s jurisdiction or sector.

Two representatives are chosen by each RCPA Board members from their respective jurisdictions. The CAAC does not take official votes or make direct recommendations to any hearing body and consists of stakeholders selected by the RCPA Board of Directors, to represent a diversity of viewpoints and areas of technical expertise.

Sectors sought for representation in the Advisory Group include:

Renewable Energy

Agriculture

Viticulture

Business

Community Non-profits

Environmental

Transportation

Social Justice

Environmental Justice

Real estate

Health

Economic Development

Education

Open Space

Waste

Water

Building Efficiency

Please read the CAAC Charter for additional details. The CAAC meets quarterly on the 2nd Friday in January, April, July, and October. Meeting agendas and further details can be found on the Meetings and Agendas page.

Interested in joining the CAAC?

If you are interested in serving on the CAAC, please submit an interest form (English, Español) and we will share it with the RCPA Board Member from your jurisdiction. The 2021 nomination cycle ends on June 4, 2021. The next CAAC meeting will be held on Friday, July 2, 2021 from 11:30am-1pm.