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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.

Forest Carbon Program

Forest Carbon Program

This program is tackling climate change by offering local companies the opportunity to offset their carbon emissions by keeping forests intact here in the region.

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 by 2040.

One Million Trees

One Million Trees

Together with over 80 partnering organizations, we’ve planted 895,006 trees as of May 2019! We’re so close to our one million trees goal!

Strategic Climate Action Plan cover King 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.

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