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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 coverWe are updating the Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP)!
King County is updating its Strategic Climate Action Plan in 2020 that will outline the County’s actions on climate change for the next five years. The 2020 SCAP will focus on reducing regional greenhouse gas emissions, preparing for climate change impacts, and supporting resilience in communities disproportionally impacted by climate change. Over the last 6 months, we’ve gathered input from community members, stakeholders and partners through public workshops, convenings, listening sessions, youth breakouts, community conversations, the 600+ comments we received through our online survey tool, and more! The King County Climate Action Team is now working hard on incorporating the feedback we have received into the priorities included in the 2020 SCAP update! Thank you for all your input!

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