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Local Government Climate Change Documents

This page provides an interactive map and listing of plans, resolutions, and other documents that local and tribal governments in Washington State have adopted to address emissions reductions, hazard mitigation, and climate impacts.

It is part of MRSC’s series on Climate Change.

Please contact us at climateresources@mrsc.org with questions or comments about the resources on this page, including new or updated documents that your jurisdiction has adopted.


Map of Local Government Climate Documents

Below is an interactive map showing local and tribal governments in Washington State that have adopted climate-related documents. These resources include, but are not limited to:

  • Climate action plans. For more information on this topic generally, see our topic page Climate Action Plans.
  • Climate-related resolutions.
  • Climate adaptation and resilience plans. For more information on this topic generally, see our topic page Climate Impact Preparedness, Adaptation, and Mitigation.
  • Comprehensive plans with references to climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. For more information on this topic generally, see our topic page Comprehensive Planning.
  • Hazard mitigation plans and comprehensive emergency management plans with references to climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. For more information on these topics generally, see our topic page Local Government Emergency Planning.

Note that this list is not all-inclusive; rather, it provides examples of climate-related documents throughout the state.

By default the map shows all jurisdiction types (counties, cities, tribes, and other public agencies). However, by using the tabs at the top of the map you may limit the results to just one jurisdiction type.

To view the documents that a specific jurisdiction has adopted, click on the jurisdiction's icon and you will see an option "Click Here to View Document(s)." That link will open in a new window with links to all the climate-related documents listed for that jurisdiction. To reset the view, click on the white area inside the map box but outside the Washington state outline.

Alternatively, you may browse these documents by geography and entity type in the sections below the map.


List of County Climate Documents

Below is a list of climate-related policies, resolutions, and documents adopted by counties or regional/multi-jurisdictional entities in Washington State. Jurisdictions are listed in alphabetical order by geographic region. The regions are based on the Growth Management Hearings Board regions, as follows:

  • Eastern Washington consists of everything east of the Cascades
  • Central Puget Sound consists of King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties
  • Western Washington consists of everything west of the Cascades and outside the Central Puget Sound region

Eastern Washington

Central Puget Sound

Western Washington


List of City/Town Climate Documents

Below is a list of climate-related policies, resolutions, and documents adopted by cities and towns in Washington State. Jurisdictions are listed in alphabetical order by geographic region. The regions are based on the Growth Management Hearings Board regions, as follows:

  • Eastern Washington consists of everything east of the Cascades
  • Central Puget Sound consists of King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties
  • Western Washington consists of everything west of the Cascades and outside the Central Puget Sound region

Eastern Washington

Central Puget Sound

Western Washington


List of Tribal Government Documents

Below is a list of climate-related policies, resolutions, and documents adopted by tribal governments in Washington State. Tribes are listed in alphabetical order; because there are fewer documents than for cities and counties, we have not divided these by geographic region.


List of Other Public Agency Documents

Below is a list of climate-related policies, resolutions, and documents adopted by special purpose districts or other public entities/partnerships in Washington State.

Jurisdictions are listed in alphabetical order by jurisdiction type; because there are fewer documents than for cities and counties, we have not divided these by geographic region.

Port Districts

Water-Sewer Districts

Regional Partnerships

The following documents reflect multi-jurisdictional partnerships in Washington State. Countywide partnerships are listed under the "counties" section above.


Last Modified: February 23, 2024