Fairfax County has adopted ambitious climate action goals, including community-wide carbon neutrality by 2050 and energy carbon neutrality across Fairfax County government operations by 2040.
The Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination (OEEC) develops and implements plans and programs to advance these climate action goals in six topic areas. Activity in five of these areas, or sectors – Buildings, Transportation, Energy Supply, Waste, and Natural Resources – is focused on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, or climate mitigation. The sixth topic area, Resilience, is focused on climate adaptation and resilience. Links to pages about each of these areas are provided below.
The Overall Metrics page includes the results of the county’s most recent GHG emissions inventory, more information about the long-term CECAP goal, and selected metrics in three key sectors. A one-page infographic summarizing the county’s Community-wide Energy and Climate Action Plan, or CECAP, is available immediately below the Overall Metrics page.