Climate Action Plan


The City of Woodinville has adopted its first Climate Action Plan (CAP) to provide a strategic framework to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and protect our community and environment from climate impacts. Using grant funding from the Washington State Department of Commerce, the CAP includes the prioritization of a range of actions and policies that will help us accomplish our climate goals and ensure alignment with other City and regional plans.

Adopting a CAP is a critical step in preparing our community for the impacts of climate change. Climate change represents an ever-increasing threat to the health and well-being of Woodinville residents and beyond. GHG emissions from transportation, energy use, land use change, and other sources are changing our climate in ways that can put the community at risk. Projected changes in temperature, snowpack, severe storms, and wildfire risk could threaten the City of Woodinville’s infrastructure, natural resources, and public health.

The City is exploring community solutions and individual actions that will reduce the City’s emissions, conserve natural resources and ecosystems, and strengthen community resilience. By acting now, the City can proactively help protect the health and well-being of our community, economy, and environment.

  1. What is Climate Change?
  2. How is Climate Change Affecting Woodinville?
  3. Greenhouse Gas Emissions In Woodinville

While weather is what we experience on a day-to-day basis, climate describes average weather conditions over a long period of time. As the climate changes, extreme weather conditions, such as extreme heat and precipitation, become more frequent and severe. Climate change is the resulting impact of increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs) within our atmosphere. GHGs such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O) create a greenhouse effect, trapping heat within the atmosphere and causing the gradual increase of global average temperatures. Human activities, such as driving and heating or cooling homes and businesses, emit large amounts of GHGs due to the combustion of fossil fuels.

  1. Kevin O'Neill

    Assistant to the City Manager