TAKE ACTION: Review and comment on the Montgomery County Climate Action Plan

Picture Available from: Montgomery County Climate Action Plan and One Montgomery Green.

In the fall/ winter of 2019, the Montgomery County Executive formed six community climate workgroups to work on recommendations for the County’s Climate Action Plan, a stategic plan to reach our climate and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals. The workgroups covered the following climate areas: Transportation, Buildings, Carbon Sequestration, Clean Energy, Climate Adaptation, and Public Engagement & Education (ANS participated in the Transportation Workgroup). These recommendations along with the technical consultant groups will help craft and create the guidelines, recommendations and pathways to reach the county’s 2017 Climate Emergency Resolution GHG reduction goals which are:

  1. reduce 80% of GHG emissions by the year 2027 and
  2. reduce 100% of GHG emissions by the year 2035.

 

[one_third padding="0 5px 0 0"]Currently, we are in phase II and phase III of the Climate Action Plan (See the diagram to the right). Now that the workgroups have finalized phase II, the county residents can now read, comment and fill out a survey on the recommendations presented by the six workgroups. Read: Recommendations website, Summary of recommendations, Consolidated list of all 850 recommendations.  The County Executive's staff estimates that the draft Climate Action Plan will come to the County Council by this fall and might be implemented early next year.[/one_third]

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Graph from Climate Workgroup Recommendations Overview Presentation. Available from: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/green/climate/climate-workgroup-recommendations.htm

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TAKE ACTION: Give feedback on any or all of the 850 workgroup recommendations: https://www.opentownhall.com/portals/409/Issue_8239

TAKE ACTION: Survey on all workgroup recommendations: https://www.opentownhall.com/portals/409/Issue_8290