In 2008, the County Council established emissions reduction targets to reduce County emissions to 80% below 2008 levels by 2050. The County has implemented and participated in a number of initiatives to provide reliable and environmentally sound energy solutions that enhance the quality of life of Prince George’s County residents’ while also maximizing energy savings.
In 2020, with increased urgency and a commitment to taking action on climate change, the Prince George’s County Council established the Prince George’s Climate Action Commission to develop a Climate Action Plan for Prince George’s County to prepare for and build resilience to regional climate change impacts, and to set and achieve climate stabilization goals.
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.
To learn more, go to Prince George’s County Climate Change.
Climate Action Commission
Prince George’s County Climate Action Commission, established by County Council Resolution CR-07-2020, is an appointed Commission of 16 County agency and local government representatives, as well as community and organizational representatives.
The overarching goal of the Commission is to provide actionable County strategies to both mitigate climate change through reduced greenhouse gas emissions and help protect the County’s communities from the increasing likelihood of significant climate change impacts.
To learn more, go to Prince Georges Climate Action Commission.
The Climate Commission has established three working groups to develop recommended strategies and actions for the County’s Climate Action Plan. These working groups align with the Maryland Commission on Climate Change Working Groups.
Prince George’s County Climate Action Commission is supported by the Prince George’s County Department of Environment, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, CADMUS, Justice & Sustainability Associates, and the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center.
- Sustainability Division
- Sustainable Energy Resources: Energy Assistance, Energy Star Certification and Green Leasing Grant, the Green Energy Loan and more.
- Curbside Organics Collection
- Flood Management: County-wide strategies, mapping, public outreach and more.
- Flood Response: Know Your Flood Risk and Submit Your Flood Damage Survey
- Hazard Mitigation Plan
- Office of Emergency Management services
- Community Emergency Response Team: Training opportunities and outreach
- Prince George’s County Emergency Preparedness Guide
- Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program
- Disaster Preparedness Coloring Book
- Extreme Weather: Public information alerts and County cooling centers
- Preventing Heat-Related Illness
- Avoiding Heat Illness
- Extreme Cold Safety
Prince George’s County Climate Action Plan Virtual Open House.
The Virtual Open House is a tool for community members to engage with and learn more about climate change and the County’s Climate Action Plan.
Submit comments via the Prince George’s County Climate Action Plan Comments Form.