How Does DC Plan To Address Climate Change?


The Climate Ready DC plan explains how climate change will impact the District, including warmer average temperatures; 2-3 times as many dangerously hot days; more frequent and intense heavy rain events; and higher tides due to rising sea levels. Clean Energy DC is the District’s action plan that identifies steps to be taken between now and 2032 in our buildings, our energy infrastructure, and our transportation system to meet the District’s ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets. The District Department of Energy and Environment has produced an interactive online tool for residents to better understand the District’s current climate and energy footprint, the proposed actions in Clean Energy DC and the potential impacts for our energy future.