On November 2, 2023, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners adopted the County's first Climate Action Plan. See the full Climate Action Planhere!
This plan is the result of numerous engagement efforts through surveys, focus group sessions and direct outreach with individuals and community organizations, nonprofits, businesses, and our farm community. Their valuable input helped develop the 70 strategies of the plan in the areas of Transportation, Built Environment and Energy, Resource Conservation, Green Community, and Resilient Community.
With this guiding document, the County aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2030 and 100% by 2050.
Click on the dashboard image below to see the new interactive dashboard displaying the focus areas of the plan along with the greenhouse gas emissions forecast, the progress the County is making on climate action, and the solar and EV charger installations the County is adding.
What Is a Climate Action Plan?
A Climate Action Plan (CAP) provides science-based strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address ways the climate is already changing. Many states, cities, and counties are creating Climate Action Plans to better understand their own baseline emissions and to develop a path towards decarbonization.
Orange County's Climate Action Plan focuses on strategies, programs, and policies we need to implement and prioritize to address the climate emergency. The resulting CAP serves as our roadmap to determine how best to reduce emissions and meet climate goals.