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Tackling climate change is our priority

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Climate change is one of the paramount environmental and economic challenges for our generation and the actions we take today will shape the health, safety, economy, and environment of tomorrow.   King County is committed to taking bold action on climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, preparing for climate impacts, and strengthening communities across our region.

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2020 SCAP Update

In 2019 and 2020 the County will be updating the Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP) which is a five year blueprint for County goals, priorities, and actions on climate change. Learn more about the SCAP update and how to get involved.

Forest Carbon Program

Forest Carbon Program

This program is tackling climate change by offering local companies the opportunity to offset their carbon emissions by keeping forests intact here in the region.

Zero emissions bus fleet powered by renewable energy

Zero-emission buses

King County Metro is transitioning to an entirely zero-emissions vehicle fleet powered by renewable energy by 2040.

One Million Trees

One Million Trees

Together with over 80 partnering organizations, we’ve planted 895,006 trees as of May 2019! We’re so close to our one million trees goal!

Strategic Climate Action Plan coverWe want your input on the 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP) update!
What are the most important and impactful climate actions the County can take? Where can the County lead? What can we accomplish in partnership with you? Join us at a 2020 SCAP public workshop this October 2019 to inform our 5-year plan to reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions, prepare for climate change impacts, and support resilience in the communities disproportionately impacted by climate change.

Can’t make it in person? Share your ideas using our online survey tool!

Share your ideas

Request a climate presentation or workshop
Request a member of the King County Climate Action Team to come provide a tailored presentation or interactive workshop on King County’s Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP) to your organization, coalition meeting, board meeting, youth group, class, or other gathering. This is a great opportunity for your participants to give input on the 2020 update of the Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP).

If you are interested in having a climate presentation or workshop for your group, please fill out a request form. *Due to staff capacity we may not be able to accommodate all requests but we will do our best to meet the needs of your organization or group.*

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