The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) is a hub for partnerships to facilitate sustainable growth, a well-maintained transportation system, clean air, water, and land, safe and healthy communities, and a vibrant economy. This work is guided by COG’s comprehensive Region Forward Vision, to ensure a more prosperous, accessible, livable, and sustainable future for all area residents. In this role, COG has established goals to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 50 percent by 2030 below 2005 levels and improve regional climate resiliency.

COG’s Climate, Energy and Environment Policy Committee (CEEPC) led the development of the Metropolitan Washington 2030 Climate and Energy Action Plan and members continue to work together to help move the region towards meeting its’ 2030 goals. CEEPC includes representatives from COG’s member local governments, state environmental and transportation agencies, state legislatures, public advisors, federal and regional agencies, electric and gas utilities, environmental organizations, business organizations, and members of the academic community.

To learn more on regional climate initiatives, go to COG’s Climate and Energy Program.

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