Climate Action Plan

Sacramento County is revising the Communitywide Climate Action Plan (CAP) and its associated environmental document and looks forward to moving on to CAP implementation pending successful adoption of the CAP in 2024. 

Sacramento County is preparing a Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) to analyze the potential impacts of revisions to the September 2022 CAP. The Notic​e of Preparation (NOP) of a SEIR is available below. Information pertaining to the upcoming Public Scoping Meeting is included in the NOP.  Public comments on the scope of the SEIR will be accepted until January 31, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.  

The County’s goal is to complete the CAP and its associated SEIR as quickly as possible while ensuring compliance with applicable CEQA statutory timelines for public input and review. The CAP revisions will utilize both the recently completed Greenhouse Gas Inventory for 2021 and newly developed growth forecasts for all reasonably foreseeable development projects. The revisions will also provide consistency with California Air Resources Board’s 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan and Assembly Bill 1279 (2022).  

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Project Documents ​

Current Documents 

​Prior Documents

Final CAP

Revised Final Draft CAP 

Final Draft CAP 

Draft CAP 

Background​ (Draft Documents)

​​​Public Outreach

​Information from past public outreach meetings is provided here.  

Board of Supervisors Hearing 

Board of Supervisors Workshop 2

Planning Commission Hearing

Sacramento County Environmental Commission (SEC)

Stakeholder Working Group

  • August 2020 – November 2020
    • Five (5) meetings with the targeted Stakeholder Working Group. For additional information, see Appendix D of the Draft CAP.

Stakeholder Outreach

  • September 2016 – October 2018 
    • Twenty-five (25) individual meetings with stakeholder groups. For additional information, see Appendix D of the Draft CAP. ​

Board of Supervisors Workshop 1

Public Workshop 2

Public​ Workshop 1 

Neighborhood Outreach

  • October 17, 2016
    • Presentation to MLK Neighborhood Association 
  • October 20, 2016
    • Presentation to South Oak Park Community Association
  • October 2016 – May 2017
    • Emails to 27 neighborhood associations in the unincorporated County announcing public workshops.

Stakeholder Kickoff Meeting  


In 2009, Sacramento County began a multi-phase CAP to meet the State's targets for GHG reductions. The components of the multi-phase CAP are: 

  • Phase 1
    • Strategy and Framework (2011)
  • Phase 2
    • Government Operations (2012, Update In-Progress)
    • Communitywide (In-Progress)

​Phase 1

The Board of Supervisors adopted the Climate Action Plan – Strategy and Framework Document​ on November 9, 2011, which presented a framework for reducing GHG emissions and an overall strategy to address climate change. Additionally, it provided direction for developing the second phase of the CAP.

Phase 2

Government Operations

The Board of Supervisors adopted the Climate Action Plan – Government Operations on September 11, 2012, which identified the GHG emissions from the County's operations (i.e. County-owned facilities, vehicles, and equipment) and the measures to reduce these GHG emissions. 


The County began working on the most recent phase of the CAP in 2016. This project will update the government operations components and include communitywide measures for the unincorporated County in an all-new CAP in order to complete the second phase of the County's multi-phase CAP process. 

Climate Action Plan

The new CAP will: 1) update the unincorporated County's GHG inventory and forecasts, 2) determine GHG reduction targets, and 3) propose measures to achieve the GHG reductions targets.

Additionally, to prepare for climate change impacts (e.g. impacts related to precipitation, flooding, heatwaves, wildfires, air quality, water supply, water quality, natural ecosystems, and agriculture), the Climate Action Plan will include a vulnerability assessment and an adaptation strategy.

When this new CAP is adopted, it will replace all previous CAP phases/documents.


  • ​​​​​​​​​​​Todd Smith, Planning Director

​​Additional Information

Please visit Green Sacramento County for the County’s continuing efforts on sustainability and implementation of the Climate Action Plan

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, visit the CAP FAQ page​. ​

For general inquiries regarding the CAP, you may submit your questions by email to:​.​