Climate Action Planning


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.


In 2020, a Steering Committee made up of representatives from Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and Thurston County approved a multijurisdictional climate mitigation plan.  The Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan provides a framework for climate mitigation in our region, including strategies and actions to reduce regional emissions 45% below 2015 levels by 2030 and 85% below 2015 levels by 2050. Visit the Regional Climate Mitigation Plan page to learn more.


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.