Climate Action Planning

 

In July 2019, Montgomery County launched a planning process to develop prioritized actions and strategies to meet the County’s GHG emissions reduction goals. The County finalized a Climate Action Plan in June 2021 that provides a roadmap to achieve zero emissions and provide recommendations for adapting to a changing climate.


To kick off the climate planning process, the County convened five technical workgroups consisting of 150 community members, County and municipality staff.  The workgroups, which have concluded, developed 894 recommendations.  

In April 2020, the County executed a contract with a consultant team for the analysis and modeling phase of the Climate Action Plan. The public provided input at multiple phases of the climate planning process.


Related Content

  • Recording of Consultant kick-off session with Climate Workgroup members (Buildings & Clean Energy session), June 10, 2020 
  • Recording of Consultant kick-off session with Climate Workgroup members (Adaptation & Sequestration session), June 11, 2020 
  • Recording of Consultant kick-off session with Climate Workgroup members (Transportation & Public Engagement  session), June 22, 2020 
  • Recording of the Check-in meeting with the Consultant, September 10, 2020


County Climate Initiatives

Check out our multi-media overview of the County's climate initiatives and our multi-media overview of the County's efforts to center racial equity and social justice in our climate planning.


Draft Climate Action Plan

Review Draft Climate Action Plan

The Climate Action Plan is Montgomery County’s strategic plan to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 80% by 2027 and 100% by 2035. Download and review the draft Plan.

►   Draft Climate Action Plan (PDF, 32MB)
     ►   Appendices A - E (PDF, 16MB)

►  Draft Climate Action Plan - Printer Friendly (PDF, 20MB)

►  Draft Climate Action Plan - Translated Materials

 

Climate Art Contest Winners!

Congratulations

Check out the winning entries for the climate art contest.

►  Climate Art Contest Winners (PDF, 4.34MB)

►  Montgomery County Announces Climate Change Art Contest Winners

Climate Change Art Contest

Climate Action Plan Virtual Information Room

Visit the Draft Climate Action Plan Virtual Information Room


►   Visit the Climate Action Plan Virtual Information Room



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