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.

This page is a portal to such regional climate “mitigation” and “adaptation” efforts, which are critical to our region’s social, economic and environmental sustainability.


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.


In April 2018, TRPC and several local jurisdictions signed an interlocal agreement to complete Phase 1 of a Regional Climate Mitigation Plan that will result in actions and implementation strategies to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change. Visit the Climate Mitigation Plan page to learn more.