King County, Washington Climate Report 2009

The 2009 King County Climate Report documents actions during the previous year that implement the 2007 King County Climate Plan. It also gives an overview of anticipated activities for 2010. The report outlines progress and plans in four key areas: leadership, mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, adaptation to prepare for the impacts of climate change, and assessment.

Specific adaptation steps include efforts to reduce flood risk, plan for infrastructure impacts resulting from sea-level rise, and plan for climate change impacts on public health. It also sets goals for 2010 that include creating an asset inventory detailing which infrastructure assets should be included in adaptation planning, assessing climate change impacts, launching a program to educate and provide incentives for landowners to improve natural systems resiliency to climate change impacts, and creating educational materials on the impacts of climate change on public health.

Publication Date: 2009

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  • King County, Washington


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