Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8:30AM-5PM M-F

703-324-7136
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Pkwy, Suite 533
Fairfax, VA 22035

Kambiz Agazi,
Director

Community-wide Energy and Climate Action Plan

The Fairfax County Community-wide Energy and Climate Action Plan (CECAP) development process is administered by the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination with support from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the Fairfax County-based management consulting firm ICF. The plan, which will be the first of its kind for the county, will include a greenhouse gas inventory as well as targets for greenhouse gas reduction in the coming years.

The CECAP will also include actions and strategies to help mitigate climate change and to reduce the impact of climate-related events on county residents and businesses. At the conclusion of the development process, a final plan will be presented to the Board of Supervisors for adoption. 

CECAP structure

Community input and involvement is critically important to the success of the CECAP. The plan will be primarily developed by an Energy and Climate Task Force composed of leaders from the business community, local and regional nonprofits, and residents from each of the nine Fairfax County Supervisor districts. Each district will have a Focus Group composed of community members with experience or interest in climate, energy and environmental issues. In 2020, all county residents will have the opportunity to become involved at a series of public meetings.

Information about engagement opportunities will be posted here as it becomes available.

 

Climate Action News

Check out the latest news on the Community-wide Energy and Climate Action Plan and learn about topics and trends related to climate change in general.

Climate Change Resources from CECAP Partners

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) and ICF are working with the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination to administer the CECAP development process. Below are links to educational and informational resources for the Task Force and Focus Group participants, as well as members of the public. 

COG Climate Planning Documents, including:

  •  COG Member Climate Action Plan Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Goals Summary
  •  State Legislation Supporting GHG Emission Reduction Goals in Metropolitan Washington
  •  Climate Action Planning: Common Terms and Definitions
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