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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.

Carbon Neutral Implementation Plan

Carbon Neutral Implementation Plan

The new plan recommends stronger and ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals for King County government operations. Read more about the recommended targets.

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 no later than 2034.

One Million Trees

One Million Trees

Together with 80 partnering organizations, we’ve planted 831,598 trees as of May 2019! We’re so close to our one million trees goal!

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