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Climate Change

This page provides links to all of MRSC's resources related to climate change and its impacts on Washington State communities. 


The pages below are MRSC's primary resources on local climate-related considerations, challenges, actions, and tools.  

  • Climate Action Plans — Covers the basic elements of a climate action plan, provides examples from Washington State, and shares resources related to climate planning. This a good place to start if you are unfamiliar with climate action planning. 
  • Climate Impact Preparedness, Adaptation, and Resilience — Highlights example assessments, plans, and other resources to assist local governments to prepare for the impacts of climate change. 
  • Equity and Engagement in Climate Response — Addresses community engagement as it pertains to planning and preparing for climate change by defining frontline communities, identifying best practices in engaging these communities, and offering additional resources for equitable engagement. 
  • Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies for Local Governments — Provides resources and examples to assist local governments in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Training Opportunities

MRSC periodically conducts webinars related to climate change, including many that are free. For current offerings, see:


  • Local Climate Response Project Survey Response Report — Includes results from a July 2021 survey distributed to local government staff seeking information on existing policies and plans related to three broad climate topic areas: (1) reducing greenhouse gas emissions; (2) engaging historically marginalized communities in climate planning efforts; and (3) adapting and becoming more resilient to climate effects. 

Last Modified: September 14, 2023