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Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability

Climate change is affecting Sonoma County with more wildfires, heatwaves, and droughts. These impacts are expected to worsen with rising sea levels, increasing temperatures, and erratic precipitation patterns. This will significantly impact the county's economy, environment, public health, and community wellbeing, especially for the most vulnerable.

The County of Sonoma has placed climate action and resilience at the center of its Five-Year Strategic Priorities, with with goals to improve resilience and become carbon neutral by 2030. To help the County of Sonoma meet these targets, Sonoma County Regional Parks has a goal to reduce emissions from parks operations. With its Climate Action and Resilience Plan, the Regional Parks aims to prioritize both reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change impacts. See the diagram for examples of project types.

Mitigation and adaptation graphic describing different actions that can be taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, actions to manage the risks of climate change impacts, and actions that address both mitigation and adaptation efforts.

Climate Adaptation and Mitigation

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