King County Strategic Climate Action Plan 2012

Created: 3/21/2013 -


The 2012 King County Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP) was prepared for submission to the King County Council by King County Executive Dow Constantine in response to Council Ordinance 17270. The plan synthesizes and focuses King County's most critical goals, objectives, and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for the effects of climate change. The SCAP provides "one-stop-shopping" for county decision-makers, employees, and the general public to learn about the County's most critical climate change actions.

The SCAP builds upon and reflects the King County Comprehensive Plan2007 Climate Plan, 2006 and 2012 Climate Motions, 2010 Energy PlanStrategic Plan for Public Transportation 2011-2021Open Space Plan, and Solid Waste Comprehensive Plan.

As required by King County Ordinance 17270, the SCAP uses the organizing structure as the King County Strategic Plan. This framework provides for accountability and transparency to the public, elected officials and staff.

Performance measures and accomplishment of priority actions in the SCAP will be included in the Annual Report of King County's Climate Change, Energy, Green Building and Environmental Purchasing Programs, due to the County Council by June 30 of each year.

Published On


Community / Local
Sector Addressed
Conservation / Restoration
Disaster Risk Management
Education / Outreach
Land Use Planning
Water Resources
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Incorporate future conditions into natural resources planning and policies
Reduce local climate or related change
Capacity Building
Increase / Improve public awareness, education, and outreach efforts
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Managed retreat of built infrastructure, relocation of people/communities
Develop disaster preparedness plans and policies
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Air temperature
Infrastructure damage
Public health risks
Sea level rise
Storms or extreme weather events
Sociopolitical Setting

Related Resources

Sector Addressed
Development (socioeconomic)
Disaster Risk Management
Education / Outreach
Land Use Planning
Public Health
Transportation / Infrastructure
Read more