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Seattle Climate Action Plan

The City is writing a new Climate Action Plan to meet the bold goal of carbon neutrality by 2050. Your input is needed to create a plan that reduces greenhouse gas emissions, helps the city prepare for the impacts of a changing climate, and makes Seattle an even better place to live.

The Green Ribbon Commission recommendations are now available for your review and comment.  The executive summary, the entire report or specific sections are broken out below.  Each section includes a comment form below the text, or you can send us an email.

Additionally, we are asking the community to prioritize (via a short survey)  “quick start actions” that we can implement in the near future. You can take the entire survey at once or take individual sections of the survey as you go through the sectors below.

Public Meetings: 

  • Making Building Energy Use Visible, January 29, Yesler Community Center, 6 – 8 pm
  • Connecting Transportation & Land Use, February 6, Seattle City Hall, Boards & Commissions Room, 6:30 – 8 pm
  • Open House, February 12, Seattle City Hall, 6 -8 pm

More details on these meetings.

Read and comment on the recommendations by sectorGreen Ribbon Commission report cover

Other emission sources
Waste: Recommendations from the Waste Technical Advisory Group
Freight:  Addtional information

Watch our newly released video – celebrating  Green Seattle!


The Green Ribbon Commission
To help us create the best possible plan, we asked the Green Ribbon Commission, a group of 26 community, environmental, and business leaders, to recommend actions to include in the new Plan. The Commission’s recommendations include both short-term actions that we can get moving in the next few years, and longer-term actions that will not only help us reach our goals but will also help make Seattle more resilient, equitable, prosperous, environmentally sustainable, and an all-around great city.

We worked with a number of sector experts and community leaders through the formal Technical Advisory Groups and the Green Ribbon Commission. We have also reached out to a wide range of residents to solicit feedback on the developing recommendations. Outreach to date has included participating in community meetings, targeted outreach to under-represented communities, and an online survey.