Prince George’s Releases Draft Climate Plan

The Prince George’s County Climate Action Commission recently released the draft Climate Action Plan for public review and comment.

Earlier this week the Prince George’s County Climate Action Commission (CAC) announced residents will have until December 1, 2021, to review and comment on the recently released draft Climate Action Plan (CAP). The plan will be finalized in the winter of 2022. Residents, organizations, businesses, and County-based entities can comment on the plan by online form, email, regular mail, and in-person meetings.

The Climate Action Plan aims to help the County reach its carbon emissions goal of 50% reduction by 2030, compared with 2005 levels. The goal aligns with the State’s projection for 50% emission reduction by 2030 through the implementation of the Maryland 2030 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s goals for the region. The Prince George’s County Department of the Environment chairs the Climate Action Commission.

According to the press release: 

“The Climate Action Commission came together to write an ambitious plan with clear goals contributing to greenhouse gas reductions and the impacts of climate change that reflect our County and communities,” said Andrea L. Crooms, Director of the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment. “I look forward to hearing the feedback of County residents on the Draft Plan.”

With the growing cost and impacts of climate-related disasters, the plan provides recommendations on how Prince George’s can invest in green infrastructure and programs, such as renewable energy, smart growth communities, low-carbon transportation, and resilient water systems.

Read the full press release.

Read the plan.