Cuyahoga County Climate Change Action Plan

Cuyahoga County
Posted on: 6/12/2019 - Updated on: 6/25/2019

Posted by

Rachel Gregg



When President Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement in 2017, Cuyahoga County knew it was time to step up its effort in fighting climate change. In July 2017, Executive Budish signed on to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, joining local governments across the world, including the City of Cleveland, in a commitment to measure, track, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and, prepare for the impacts of climate change, especially on those who are most vulnerable. We already know that the impacts of climate change are here in Northeast Ohio with increased temperatures and precipitation, changes to ice cover on Lake Erie, and changes to our growing season.

The Cuyahoga County Climate Change Action Plan is an effort to set targets for greenhouse gas emissions reductions, implement and track actions to meet targets, and adapt to climate change across the county.