The Community-wide Energy and Climate Action Plan, or CECAP, is Fairfax County’s first-ever greenhouse gas emission reduction plan. The plan is a roadmap to move our community to carbon neutrality by 2050. To realize this goal, CECAP calls on every county resident, business, and organization to take action and outlines dozens of recommended activities to help us move the needle toward a carbon-free future.

On this page you will find the final CECAP report and links to individual pages dedicated to the 12 different areas of focus that will drive our forward progress in the months and years to come. We invite you to explore the information here and to check back regularly for updated content.

The CECAP Report

The final CECAP report was accepted by the Board of Supervisors on September 14, 2021. The report includes detailed information about the planning process and outlines the community's emission reduction goals, along with strategies and actions residents, businesses, and other county stakeholders can take to help achieve carbon neutrality. 

CECAP Development

CECAP was developed between January 2020 and June 2021 by a working group composed of community members and representatives from area businesses and nonprofits. Detailed information on the CECAP planning process is available here.

The Goals

CECAP is built around a series of goals, including the overarching goal of achieving carbon neutrality within our community by 2050. Additionally, the report includes interim emission reduction goals for 2030 and 2040, and sector-specific goals. 

How We're Getting It Done

In order to achieve our ambitious climate action goals we will need the involvement of the full Fairfax County community. Everyone has a role to play in the realization of a carbon-neutral future. Below are 12 areas of focus and action within our community. These 12 focus areas correspond to the strategies outlined in the final report. Click through to learn more about each area of focus and what you can do.

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