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Climate Resources

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 date to have the draft plan was recently extended to January 2022.

The Department of the Environment (DoE) will Chair the CAC. The County’s Climate Action Plan will occur as a collaborative and inclusive community engagement process with an opportunity for public feedback and participation. 

In addition, CAC is charged with developing a Climate Action Plan (CAP) to prepare for and build resilience to regional climate change impacts and to set and achieve climate stabilization goals. It will address the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and recommend strategies to reduce vulnerabilities for a more resilient County. 

If it felt like the summer of 2020 was the hottest summer you can remember in Prince George’s County, it is because it was the hottest summer in Prince George’s County on record. On July 28, 2020, the Washington D.C. area experienced the 26th straight day of 90 degrees or greater, surpassing the previous record from July 2011, when there were 25, 90-degree days. Our region’s impacts will only worsen with climbing temperatures as heatwaves, drought, extreme storm events, and rising water levels become everyday issues. Climate change is not a future problem that the next generation can handle. Climate change is happening now and has no geographical boundaries.


The process of creating the Climate Action Plan is an opportunity for you, as a member of the community, to give your input and influence the focus of the plan. The feedback and input you provide will help to directly shape the plan as we continue the process of drafting a plan to forward to the County Council by January 2022. 

How can residents participate? 

Learn more about climate change and be engaged with the climate action planning process! 

When is the next Climate Action Commission meeting?

Visit the Prince George's County Council Calendar and search Climate Action Commission.

For more information:

Visit the Climate Action Commission or contact Mary Abe, Section Head, Natural Resource Protection & Stewardship Programs, Sustainability Division at MAbe@co.pg.md.us


Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment Report - Released 8/9/2021

"Climate change widespread, rapid, and intensifying" – IPCC

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