Climate Action Planning

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The Thurston County region is reducing its greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change, as well as preparing for bigger storms, deeper droughts, and other unavoidable impacts.

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Mitigation

In April 2018, TRPC, Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater and Thurston County began work on a climate mitigation plan - with actions to reduce regional emissions 45% below 2015 levels by 2030 and 85% below 2015 levels by 2050. This work follows earlier work that resulted in adoption of the Thurston Climate Adaptation Plan in 2018. Visit the Regional Climate Mitigation Plan page to learn more.

Adaptation

In January 2018, TRPC adopted the Thurston Climate Adaptation Plan, which includes 91 actions to help the region prepare for and adjust to climate impacts. The national award-winning plan’s actions are the result of a science-based risk assessment and creative public-engagement strategy that includes an animated video and board game. Visit the Thurston Climate Adaptation Plan page to learn more.