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Yolo County Climate Action Commission Meeting

June 24, 2024, 4:00pm-6:30pm

Hybrid

Zoom Link or attend at the Yolo County Board Chambers at 625 Court St., Woodland, CA 95695

Join us to share your feedback on the CAAP Process!

Share your feedback at a public, monthly Yolo County Climate Action Commission (YCCAC) meetings for a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable Yolo County.

Next event!

Yolo County Climate Action Commission Meeting

June 24, 2024, 4:00pm-6:30pm

Hybrid

Zoom Link or attend at the Yolo County Board Chambers at 625 Court St., Woodland, CA 95695

Join us to share your feedback on the CAAP Process!

Share your feedback at a public, monthly Yolo County Climate Action Commission (YCCAC) meetings for a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable Yolo County.

Next event!

Yolo County Climate Action Commission Meeting

June 24, 2024, 4:00pm-6:30pm

Hybrid

Zoom Link or attend at the Yolo County Board Chambers at 625 Court St., Woodland, CA 95695

Join us to share your feedback on the CAAP Process!

Share your feedback at a public, monthly Yolo County Climate Action Commission (YCCAC) meetings for a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable Yolo County.

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Yolo County

Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

Building a resilient, equitable, and carbon-negative future for Yolo County

Yolo County

Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

Building a resilient, equitable, and carbon-negative future for Yolo County

Yolo County

Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

Building a resilient, equitable, and carbon-negative future for Yolo County

We'd love your feedback!

The Yolo County Sustainability Division wants your feedback on the Draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP). Join us at one of our CAAP Workshops or use the Public Comment Portal to share your comments!

We'd love your feedback!

The Yolo County Sustainability Division wants your feedback on the Draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP). Join us at one of our CAAP Workshops or use the Public Comment Portal to share your comments!

We'd love your feedback!

The Yolo County Sustainability Division wants your feedback on the Draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP). Join us at one of our CAAP Workshops or use the Public Comment Portal to share your comments!

Here's the plan!

In 2020, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors set the goal of meeting a carbon-negative footprint by 2030 with a focus on equity and justice. The Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) is a roadmap that outlines the actions that Yolo County will take to meet these greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals and help our community be more resilient to climate impacts such as higher temperatures, more frequent wildfires and floods, and drought.

Driven by public input, the CAAP will include recommendations for how we can lower emissions, protect our natural resources, use more renewable energy, support the sustainable agricultural practices that are already thriving here in Yolo County, and more. The CAAP is designed to benefit all community members and to promote health, equity, and resilience in all processes and outcomes.

Here's the plan!

In 2020, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors set the goal of meeting a carbon-negative footprint by 2030 with a focus on equity and justice. The Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) is a roadmap that outlines the actions that Yolo County will take to meet these greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals and help our community be more resilient to climate impacts such as higher temperatures, more frequent wildfires and floods, and drought.

Driven by public input, the CAAP will include recommendations for how we can lower emissions, protect our natural resources, use more renewable energy, support the sustainable agricultural practices that are already thriving here in Yolo County, and more. The CAAP is designed to benefit all community members and to promote health, equity, and resilience in all processes and outcomes.

Here's the plan!

In 2020, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors set the goal of meeting a carbon-negative footprint by 2030 with a focus on equity and justice. The Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) is a roadmap that outlines the actions that Yolo County will take to meet these greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals and help our community be more resilient to climate impacts such as higher temperatures, more frequent wildfires and floods, and drought.

Driven by public input, the CAAP will include recommendations for how we can lower emissions, protect our natural resources, use more renewable energy, support the sustainable agricultural practices that are already thriving here in Yolo County, and more. The CAAP is designed to benefit all community members and to promote health, equity, and resilience in all processes and outcomes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP)?

A Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) is a roadmap that outlines the actions that Yolo County will take to meet greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals and help our community be more resilient to climate impacts such as higher temperatures, more frequent wildfires and floods, and drought.

Why is Yolo County developing a CAAP?

In September 2020, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors approved a Climate Emergency Declaration that set the goal of meeting a carbon-negative footprint by 2030 while ensuring a just transition to an inclusive, equitable, sustainable, and resilient local economy. Driven by public input, the CAAP will include recommendations for how we can lower emissions, protect our natural resources, use more renewable energy, support sustainable agricultural practices thar are already thriving here in Yolo County, and more. The CAAP is designed to benefit all community members and to promote health, equity, and resilience in all processes and outcomes.

What is a Just Transition?

Meeting our climate goals will require some big changes or “transitions” in our energy use, transportation system, and more. Yolo County wants to make sure that this transition is equitable and “just”, and that vulnerable communities and those most impacted by climate change are not only protected, but also play a central role in the decision-making process. Ensuring a Just Transition is a key focus point for the CAAP.

Can you define climate adaptation and resiliency?

Climate adaptation refers to the actions taken to prepare for and respond to the impacts of climate change. It involves adjusting and planning for the potential changes in temperature, precipitation, sea level, extreme weather events, and other climate variables to reduce vulnerabilities and increase resilience.

Resiliency, in the context of climate change, is the ability of individuals, communities, systems, institutions, and businesses to withstand, recover, and thrive in the face of climate change and chronic stress. It involves building systems and structures that can absorb and adapt to the changes brought about by climate change, while also preparing for future impacts.

What is a carbon-negative footprint?

This means that Yolo County will remove more carbon from the atmosphere than we produce. We will do this by reducing our emissions, while also supporting practices that increase the amount of carbon stored in our soils (also known as carbon sequestration).

What is carbon sequestration?

Carbon sequestration is the process of capturing and storing carbon dioxide (CO2) in soils. Carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere through burning fossil fuels, forest fires, and respiration. Plants can absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and some of that carbon is stored (or sequestered) in soils. With a goal of meeting a carbon negative footprint by 2030, practices that increase carbon sequestration must be part of our climate solution!

The CAAP will include estimates of carbon sequestration from natural and working lands, including the sequestration potential of adopting various agricultural and land management practices.

Check out the diagram below for more information on carbon sequestration.

What is carbon sequestration?

Carbon sequestration is the process of capturing and storing carbon dioxide (CO2) in soils. Carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere through burning fossil fuels, forest fires, and respiration. Plants can absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and some of that carbon is stored (or sequestered) in soils. With a goal of meeting a carbon negative footprint by 2030, practices that increase carbon sequestration must be part of our climate solution!

The CAAP will include estimates of carbon sequestration from natural and working lands, including the sequestration potential of adopting various agricultural and land management practices.

Check out the diagram below for more information on carbon sequestration.

What is carbon sequestration?

Carbon sequestration is the process of capturing and storing carbon dioxide (CO2) in soils. Carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere through burning fossil fuels, forest fires, and respiration. Plants can absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and some of that carbon is stored (or sequestered) in soils. With a goal of meeting a carbon negative footprint by 2030, practices that increase carbon sequestration must be part of our climate solution!

The CAAP will include estimates of carbon sequestration from natural and working lands, including the sequestration potential of adopting various agricultural and land management practices.

Check out the diagram below for more information on carbon sequestration.

Does the CAAP include the cities in Yolo County?

The CAAP specifically covers the unincorporated area of Yolo County (the area outside of our four cities), and our outreach is focused on the unincorporated area and communities that have historically been excluded from planning processes. However, Yolo County hopes to coordinate closely with the Cities of Davis, West Sacramento, Winters, and Woodland; the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation; UC Davis; and other partners to align goals and projects in our planning process.

How can I stay involved?

Sign up for the Yolo Sustainability Newsletter by visiting this link (sign-up is at the bottom of the page). The County will be hosting outreach events and community workshops throughout the CAAP development process, and will share important information, opportunities to participate, helpful resources, and more. You can also follow us on Instagram and Facebook!

We would also like to see you at one of our monthly Climate Action Commission Meetings (the 4th Monday of the Month from 4-6:30PM). For agendas and Zoom link, visit this link.

Climate Action and Adaptation Plan Timeline

May, 2023

Release Call for Solicitation

for Community Outreach Partners

May, 2023

Release Call for Solicitation

for Community Outreach Partners

May, 2023

Release Call for Solicitation

for Community Outreach Partners

March, 2023

E&E and NWL

TACs begin monthly meeting

March, 2023

E&E and NWL

TACs begin monthly meeting

March, 2023

E&E and NWL

TACs begin monthly meeting

April, 2023

First Round of CAAP Tabling Events Begins

April, 2023

First Round of CAAP Tabling Events Begins

April, 2023

First Round of CAAP Tabling Events Begins

May, 2023

Equity and Engagement Strategy Finalized

May, 2023

Equity and Engagement Strategy Finalized

May, 2023

Equity and Engagement Strategy Finalized

March, 2023

Preliminary CAAP Survey Released

March, 2023

Preliminary CAAP Survey Released

March, 2023

Preliminary CAAP Survey Released

May

May

April

April

March

March

June 21, 2023 @ 12-1:30PM

Virtual Workshop

Zoom Link

June 21, 2023 @ 12-1:30PM

Virtual Workshop

Zoom Link

June 21, 2023 @ 12-1:30PM

Virtual Workshop

Zoom Link

June 20, 2023 @ 6-8PM

June 20, 2023 @ 6-8PM

June 20, 2023 @ 6-8PM

June, 2023

Expanded CAAP Survey Released

June, 2023

Expanded CAAP Survey Released

June, 2023

Expanded CAAP Survey Released

July, 2023

Second Round of CAAP Tabling Events Begins

July, 2023

Second Round of CAAP Tabling Events Begins

July, 2023

Second Round of CAAP Tabling Events Begins

September, 2023

Yolo County CAAP Survey Closes

September, 2023

Yolo County CAAP Survey Closes

September, 2023

Yolo County CAAP Survey Closes

June, 2023

Draft Emissions Reduction and Adaptation Strategies Released

June, 2023

Draft Emissions Reduction and Adaptation Strategies Released

June, 2023

Draft Emissions Reduction and Adaptation Strategies Released

June 22, 2023 @ 6-7:30PM

Virtual Workshop

Zoom Link

June 22, 2023 @ 6-7:30PM

Virtual Workshop

Zoom Link

June 22, 2023 @ 6-7:30PM

Virtual Workshop

Zoom Link

June, 2023

Yolo County CAAP Survey Opens

June, 2023

Yolo County CAAP Survey Opens

June, 2023

Yolo County CAAP Survey Opens

Sept

Sept

Aug

Aug

July

July

June

June

Nov. 13th, 5:30 - 6:30PM

Workshop in Winters

Winters Community Center

Nov. 13th, 5:30 - 6:30PM

Workshop in Winters

Winters Community Center

Nov. 13th, 5:30 - 6:30PM

Workshop in Winters

Winters Community Center

Nov. 28th, 12 - 1PM

Virtual Workshop

Zoom Link

Nov. 28th, 12 - 1PM

Virtual Workshop

Zoom Link

Nov. 28th, 12 - 1PM

Virtual Workshop

Zoom Link

Dec. 1st, 12 - 1PM

Workshop in Woodland

Woodland Public Library

Dec. 1st, 12 - 1PM

Workshop in Woodland

Woodland Public Library

Dec. 1st, 12 - 1PM

Workshop in Woodland

Woodland Public Library

Dec. 8th, 4 - 7PM

Workshop in Davis

Odd Fellows Lodge

Dec. 8th, 4 - 7PM

Workshop in Davis

Odd Fellows Lodge

Dec. 8th, 4 - 7PM

Workshop in Davis

Odd Fellows Lodge

Spring, 2024

Draft CAAP Released

Spring, 2024

Draft CAAP Released

Spring, 2024

Draft CAAP Released

Spring, 2024

Third Round of CAAP Tabling Events Begins

Spring, 2024

Third Round of CAAP Tabling Events Begins

Spring, 2024

Third Round of CAAP Tabling Events Begins

September, 2024

Final CAAP Released

September, 2024

Final CAAP Released

September, 2024

Final CAAP Released

Spring, 2024

Public Workshop #3

Spring, 2024

Public Workshop #3

Spring, 2024

Public Workshop #3

Nov. 16th, 6 - 7PM

Workshop in Dunnigan

Dunnigan Fire Hall

Nov. 16th, 6 - 7PM

Workshop in Dunnigan

Dunnigan Fire Hall

Nov. 16th, 6 - 7PM

Workshop in Dunnigan

Dunnigan Fire Hall

Nov. 29th, 6 - 7PM

Workshop in Guinda

Western Yolo Grange Hall

Nov. 29th, 6 - 7PM

Workshop in Guinda

Western Yolo Grange Hall

Nov. 29th, 6 - 7PM

Workshop in Guinda

Western Yolo Grange Hall

Dec. 2nd, 4 - 5PM

Workshop in West Sacramento

Lighthouse Charter Elementary

Dec. 2nd, 4 - 5PM

Workshop in West Sacramento

Lighthouse Charter Elementary

Dec. 2nd, 4 - 5PM

Workshop in West Sacramento

Lighthouse Charter Elementary

Jan. 4th, 7-8 PM

Workshop at Clarksburg CAC Meeting

Jan. 4th, 7-8 PM

Workshop at Clarksburg CAC Meeting

Jan. 4th, 7-8 PM

Workshop at Clarksburg CAC Meeting

June, 2024

Public Comment Period for CAAP Draft (30 days)

June, 2024

Public Comment Period for CAAP Draft (30 days)

June, 2024

Public Comment Period for CAAP Draft (30 days)

Feb

Feb

March

March

April

April

May

May

June

June

Sept

Sept

July

July

Aug

Aug

Jan

Jan

2024

2024

Dec

Dec

Nov

Nov

Oct

Oct

November, 2024

YCCAC Continues Meeting

November, 2024

YCCAC Continues Meeting

November, 2024

YCCAC Continues Meeting

November, 2024

CAAP Implementation Begins

November, 2024

CAAP Implementation Begins

November, 2024

CAAP Implementation Begins

Oct

Oct

NOV

NOV

DEC

DEC

Join one of our upcoming meetings

The Equity and Engagement Technical Advisory Committee

The E&E TAC advises on community engagement and ensures the CAAP achieves a Just Transition.

July 9, 2024

4:30PM – 6:00PM

Via Zoom

The Yolo County Climate Action Commission

The Commission is charged with developing and implementing the CAAP.

June 24, 2024

4:00PM – 6:30PM

Yolo County Board Chambers or Via Zoom

The Natural and Working Lands Technical Advisory Committee

The NWL TAC engages the agricultural community in the CAAP process.

June 28, 2024

2:30PM - 4PM

Via Zoom

Join one of our upcoming meetings

The Equity and Engagement Technical Advisory Committee

The E&E TAC advises on community engagement and ensures the CAAP achieves a Just Transition.

January 8, 2023

4:30PM – 6:00PM

Via Zoom

The Yolo County Climate Action Commission

The Commission is charged with developing and implementing the CAAP.

January 22, 2023

4:00PM – 6:30PM

Yolo County Board Chambers or Via Zoom

The Natural and Working Lands Technical Advisory Committee

The NWL TAC engages the agricultural community in the CAAP process.

November 13, 2023

3:00PM - 4:30PM

Join one of our upcoming meetings

The Equity and Engagement Technical Advisory Committee

The E&E TAC advises on community engagement and ensures the CAAP achieves a Just Transition.

January 8, 2023

4:30PM – 6:00PM

Via Zoom

The Yolo County Climate Action Commission

The Commission is charged with developing and implementing the CAAP.

January 22, 2023

4:00PM – 6:30PM

Yolo County Board Chambers or Via Zoom

The Natural and Working Lands Technical Advisory Committee

The NWL TAC engages the agricultural community in the CAAP process.

November 13, 2023

3:00PM - 4:30PM

Share Your Story

Share Your Story

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Climate Action and
Adaptation Plan Survey

Climate Action and
Adaptation Plan Survey

Do you live in Yolo County? We want to hear from you! Complete our ten minute survey before September 22nd to share your thoughts on climate change and the actions the County should take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Survey participants will have the opportunity to be entered into a drawing for gift cards and other prizes!

Yolo County Climate Emergency Resolution

In September 2020, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors passed and adopted Resolution No. 20-114, which declared climate change a crisis requiring action. The resolution called for a just transition towards an inclusive, equitable, sustainable, and resilient local economy, and a call to support and advocate regional, national, and international efforts necessary to reverse the climate, social justice, and economic crises.

The resolution directed the creation of the Yolo County Climate Action Commission, which was charged with advising on the development and implementation of a new Countywide Climate Action and Adaptation Plan to become carbon negative by 2030.

Read the full text of the resolution here.

Workshop Overviews

Please see below for links to summaries of previously held workshops.

Workshop Series #1 - Summary

Contact Us

Do you have questions about the CAAP? Feel free to reach out to us via email at sustainability@yolocounty.org, or send us your thoughts through the contact form below!