Howard County Climate Forward will serve as a science-based and shovel ready workplan for every department and level of Howard County government. It also includes some recommendations for what partners and individuals can do. In addition, Climate Forward is the County's first climate plan to add a focus on climate resiliency and environmental justice.
Through this bold and historic plan, Howard County aims to:
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2045
- Increase carbon sequestration
- Increase community resilience to extreme weather events
- Increase interdepartmental coordination and environmental equity across programs