Forestry Climate Preparedness and Response Website
King County unveils a new online resource for King County landowners and others interested in the relationship between climate change and forests. Learn how climate change could impact your forest and discover solutions for your property.
Impacts of Climate Change
King County faces its own set of challenges related to climate change. This updated section presents known impacts to the environment, human health and the economy resulting from climate change in King County. Learn more specifics of how climate change has an impact on the people and the environment around you.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions in King County (published February 2012)
This report quantifies emissions from the entire King County community including governments, residents and business, presenting results from two different, but complementary, inventories of GHG emissions.
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2011 Annual Report of King County's Climate Change, Energy, Green Building and Environmental Purchasing Programs (published June 2012)
The 2011 Annual Report of King County’s Climate Change, Energy, Green Building and Environmental Purchasing Programs provides an integrated view of interdependent, mutually beneficial programs. Read the report.
2012 King County Strategic Climate Action Plan
The plan synthesizes and focuses King County's most critical goals, objectives, and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for the effects of climate change. The plan provides "one-stop-shopping" for county decision-makers, employees, and the general public to learn about the County’s most critical climate change actions. Read the plan.
2012 King County Climate Motion
The motion establishes the next set of specific actions that the County will take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from county operations, save energy and money, promote joint efforts with cities to reduce community-scale greenhouse gas emissions, and take important steps to address the impacts of climate change on the environment, human health, and the economy. Read the motion.
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