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To focus action on climate change, address broader inequities, and protect and strengthen communities across King County, the County adopted a Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP) in 2015. The SCAP is King County’s blueprint for climate action, and provides a “one-stop-shop” for county decision-makers, employees, and the general public to learn about the County’s climate change goals, priorities and commitments.

In 2019 and 2020 the County will be updating its plan to ensure County work will contribute to regional greenhouse gas emission reduction goals and to identify new opportunities to take action on climate solutions that achieve social, economic and environmental benefits for King County communities. An updated SCAP will be developed and transmitted by King County Executive Dow Constantine to the King County Council by June 30th, 2020.

For background on the existing plan, see these resources:

Throughout 2019 King County staff will engage partners and communities to learn about their interests and priorities for County Climate Action. If you are interested in periodic email updates on King County Climate Action, send an email request to join the King County Climate Action email listserve.


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