Climate Change

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Prince George’s County Climate Resident Advisory Group

Thank you to all applicants who applied for the Climate Resident Advisory Group (CRA). The application period has closed. You will be notified if selected to serve. Prince George’s County Department of the Environment will retain existing applications and review them on a rolling basis. Throughout this review process, DoE will strive to achieve representation that reflects the geographic, age, economic, gender, and racial diversity of the County.

Climate Implementation Task Force Meeting 

Watch the live session on March 13, 2024 at 6 p.m. at

For questions, please contact Candice Williams at

Climate Action Plan     

The Climate Action Plan (CAP) aims to help the County reach its carbon emissions goal of a 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 the County Executive. 

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

View the Plan

Climate Action Plan

View Appendices   

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

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

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

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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