Climate Change Planning

Project News

County Council work session on Climate Change Element of the Comprehensive Plan

The meeting will be held on July 10 at 9am in person at 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver, 6th Floor Hearing Room and virtually via Webex. Additional meeting details and information on how to join remotely can be found on the County Council's meeting page.

Project Overview

With the passage of E2SHB 1181 during the 2023 Washington state legislative session, Clark County is now required to add a Climate Change Element to its Comprehensive Plan by December 31, 2025. This work will be integrated into the 2025 Comprehensive Plan Periodic Review project.

The legislation creates a new mandate for Clark County that crosscuts a lot of topics in the comprehensive plan, like transportation, land use, parks, capital facilities and utilities, environmental, economic development, and adds requirements related to health disparities and environmental justice.

The new Climate Change Element needs to include a greenhouse gas reduction subelement and a resilience subelement. 

The Washington State Department of Commerce developed guidance for local governments to follow as part of this legislation. 

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Project Advisory Groups

Learn more about the Community Advisory Group (CAG)

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Staff Contacts

Jenna Kay
564.397.4968 or

Amy Koski
360.852.0685 or

Gary Albrecht
564.397.4318 or