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A pathway to achieving our climate goals

The County is tackling climate change in various ways in order to achieve a clean energy future where the region’s local governments, businesses, and communities are working together towards an equitable, sustainable, and thriving King County for all who live, work and play here. King County is working to ensure that climate targets are met through strategic climate action planning and by partnering and collaborating across jurisdictions, businesses, and communities. Learn more about King County’s work on climate change.

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Strategic Climate Action Plan

King County’s Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP) outlines the County’s commitments to taking bold action on climate change in order to build strong and resilient communities and create a clean and healthy future for generations to come.

Partnerships and collaborations

Partnerships & collaborations

King County strives to advance regional climate action by establishing long-lasting partnerships and through collaboration across levels of government and with non-profits organizations, community-based organizations, businesses, coalitions, and collaborative working groups.  Learn more about K4C, SELA, the Puget Sound Climate Preparedness Collaborative and more.

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Initiatives & programs

The County has a variety of climate initiatives and programs in place in order to achieve our ambitious climate change goals and targets across all sectors, this includes the 1 Million Trees campaign, the Land Conservation Initiative, the Climate Health Action Team, Metro’s Zero-emission Fleet and more.


Strategic Climate Action Plan coverKing County is seeking public input on the 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP) update which will focus on reducing regional greenhouse gas emissions, preparing for climate change impacts, and supporting resilience in communities disproportionally impacted by climate change. By providing your input, you can help inform the priorities included in the 2020 SCAP to reflect the values and concerns of King County communities.
Share your ideas

Public meeting - Strategic Climate Action Plan King County is hosting five community meetings across King County throughout July 2019, focused on potential changes to the County’s Comprehensive Plan. Staff from King County’s Climate Action Team will be tabling to share about climate change work and gather your ideas for the development of priorities for the 2020 SCAP.

Learn how to participate