Climate Change

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The Climate Action Plan (CAP) 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.

In the spring of 2020, the Prince George’s County Council unanimously passed a Council Resolution (CR-007-2020) mandating a Climate Action Commission (CAC) to develop a Climate Action Plan for Prince George’s County by September 30, 2021. The County’s CAP will occur as a collaborative and inclusive community engagement process with an opportunity for public feedback and participation.

In January 2022, DoE, in the capacity of CAC support staff, submitted the official Climate Action Plan with the Supplemental Public Comments Report to the County Council and County Executive. 

Stay tuned to this page for updates and announcements!

Read the  Prince George's County CAP Press Release here.

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View Plan:


View Appendices:

Appendices A, B, C, and D (PDF)

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Supplemental Public Comments Report

Supplemental Public Comments Report as submitted to County Council on January 14, 2022.


30-Day Public Comments:

Public Comments  -  Attachments 1-5

Attachment 1 - Public Comments-Survey

Attachment 2_Public Comments-Individuals-Email and Mail

Attachment 3_Public Comments-Organizations- Email and Mail

Attachment 4- Public Comments-In-Person Meetings

Attachment 5- Public Comments-Virtual Meetings


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Providing Public Comment:

The draft CAP was released for public comment from Monday, November 1, 2021, through Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Residents, organizations, businesses, and County-based entities submitted responses to the plan, which helps create climate change resilient communities throughout Prince George's County.  Virtual and in-person meetings were held throughout November 2021. All public comments will accompany the Supplemental Report. 

For questions, contact Mary Abe, Section Head, Natural Resource Protection & Stewardship Programs, Sustainability Division at  MAbe@co.pg.md.us

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Next Steps:

 A Supplemental Public Comments Report will capture and summarize all public comments received as part of the public comment period and will be provided alongside the Climate Action Plan to the County Council and County Executive. 

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