January 6, 2021

County Launches Virtual Information Room to Review and Respond to the Draft Climate Action Plan

Montgomery County has launched a virtual information room to facilitate public review of the Draft Climate Action Plan. The County’s strategic plan focuses on cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80 percent by 2027 and by 100 percent by 2035. The 87 climate actions outlined in the plan lay the path to achieving the County’s ambitious climate goals while building a healthy, equitable and resilient community.

The virtual information room allows residents to visually engage with the Draft Climate Action Plan. Using a computer or mobile device, visitors to the virtual information room can review plan materials, including climate actions and vulnerability maps. They can leave feedback by completing a brief survey. In addition, several elements of the Climate Action Plan are available to review in other languages, including Amharic, Chinese French, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese.

“The virtual information room is enabling the County to reach a wider audience to weigh in on the Draft Climate Action Plan during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “This innovative tool helps us connect with the community at a time when it is not safe to host in-person gatherings.”

For more information about the Draft Climate Action Plan and the virtual information room, visit https://montgomerycountymd.gov/climate. The plan is open for public review and comment through Feb. 28. It will be finalized in the spring of 2021.

The County will continue to host virtual sessions on the Draft Climate Action Plan during the public comment period and welcomes invitations to provide briefings for organizations. For upcoming sessions, see the listing of Upcoming Climate Events.