The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) and its members have again received international recognition for their plan to mitigate climate change locally and work for a more climate resilient region. The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) found COG’s regional GHG emission reduction goals and Metropolitan Washington 2030 Climate and Energy Action Plan fully compliant with the global standards of best practices for climate planning. GCoM awarded COG “Mitigation” and “Adaptation” achievement badges in recognition, making Metropolitan Washington the first region in the U.S. to achieve this status.
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