2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan Update
King County’s Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP) is a five-year blueprint for County climate action, integrating climate change into all areas of County operations and work with King County cities, partners, communities, and residents. The SCAP outlines King County’s priorities and commitments for climate action for decision-makers, employees, partners, and the public.
The SCAP is a living document that is updated every five years to reflect the County’s continuous learning approach to climate action and associated priority actions. The updates to the 2020 SCAP are rooted in the fundamental understanding that climate change is an urgent local and global challenge. The 2020 SCAP updates are also rooted in the understanding that climate change is a threat multiplier that creates complex challenges, particularly for communities affected by historic and current inequities and who have limited resources to adapt.
The 2020 SCAP is driven by best available science and data, local community experiences and expertise, internal and external partner relationships, and global to local best practices and technological advances. Recognizing the importance of taking a holistic approach to climate action, King County has adopted internal operational goals and priorities as well as external countywide goals and priorities. This approach reflects the fact that robust collaborative actions inclusive of the voices, experiences, and expertise of all partners and communities are needed to fully realize climate action successes.
The proposed 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP) is here!
The executive-proposed 2020 SCAP was transmitted by King County Executive Dow Constantine to the King County Council on August 27, 2020. The County Council will review and schedule public hearings to consider adoption of the SCAP this fall and winter. Read the full news release of the 2020 SCAP.
The full proposed 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan is available to download. The three main sections are described below and each is available for individual download at the bottom of the page.
On this page:
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Sustainable & Resilient Frontline Communities – A Climate Justice Framework
Preparing for Climate Change
Download the 2020 SCAP
How to cite the 2020 SCAP
King County Climate Action Team (eds.). 2020. King County 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan. King County, Washington.
Section I. Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions:
Kuharic, M. (ed.) and the Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Team. 2020. Section I: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions. In: King County 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan. [King County Climate Action Team (eds.)]. King County, Washington.
Section II: Sustainable & Resilient Frontline Communities:
Stroble, J., S. Rahman (eds.), and the Climate Equity Community Task Force. 2020. Section II: Sustainable & Resilient Frontline Communities. In: King County 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan. [King County Climate Action Team (eds.)]. King County, Washington.
Section III. Preparing for Climate Change:
Whitely Binder, L.C. (ed.), and the Climate Preparedness Steering Committee. 2020. Section III: Preparing for Climate Change. In: King County 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan. [King County Climate Action Team (eds.)]. King County, Washington.
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