Climate Action Subcommittee

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The Climate Action Subcommittee (CAS) is charged with providing guidance and oversight of the implementation and update of the City’s Municipal Climate Action Plan and the Community Climate Action Plan with a goal of reducing the local greenhouse gas emissions and ensuring long-term sustainability and resilience from climate change and its effects.


Wednesday, January 13,  2021 - 4:00 PM  (Agenda)


Agendas are available in the legislative portal:


  • Mayor Chris Rogers
  • Vice Mayor Natalie Rogers
  • Council Member Eddie Alvarez

Upcoming Workshop

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Would you or your organization like to help develop a clearer vision of how climate change will affect Santa Rosa and what we can do about it? Then please consider attending the Santa Rosa Climate Change Adaptation Workshop, which focuses on building local capacity and empowering community members to use their own knowledge to help increase the resilience of Santa Rosa to climate change. 


When: 9am – 1pm PT on Tuesday January 19, Thursday January 21 and Wednesday January 27, 2021

(attendance at all three is necessary to achieve the goals of the workshop)


The City of Santa Rosa is collaborating with EcoAdapt and Virginia Tech to improve understanding about local climate change impacts and vulnerabilities and develop implementable adaptation responses. EcoAdapt is a non-profit organization that brings together diverse players to reshape planning and management in response to rapid climate change. Marc Stern, Professor and project PI from Virginia Tech regularly conducts research in collaborative natural resource management processes. This virtual workshop is part of a National Science Foundation-funded study that aims to determine what factors support effective climate adaptation learning and catalyze post-workshop action to create resilience. 


Who should attend: Anyone who is interested in incorporating climate considerations into long-range planning for Santa Rosa, particularly those whose job includes management or planning for organizations, resources, or infrastructure. Topic areas include: land use, transportation, environmental justice, economic vitality, housing, open space and conservation, public services, and noise and safety. 


Why you should attend: 

Share your knowledge. Workshop activities and discussions will focus on identifying vulnerabilities and developing adaptation strategies to reduce those vulnerabilities and increase resilience of community assets. Come share your local knowledge and expertise in small and large breakout group discussions and gain additional insights from your colleagues and peers.

Create new and enhance existing partnerships. This workshop provides a forum where you can connect with partners to explore what climate adaptation options are available, and identify areas for improved collaboration and cooperation.

Acquire new tools and resources. Climate adaptation tools, resources, and activities will be presented for participants to use during the workshop and in their own management and planning efforts.


If you have any questions about the workshop, would like to attend or would like to recommend another organization participate, please contact Amy Nicholson ( or Dr. Lara Hansen ( 

2019 Subcommittee Initiatives 


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  1. Amy Nicholson

    Senior Planner