Climate Action & Energy

Greater Washington needs a clean & efficient economy for the 21st century.

All major cities around the world are facing increasing pressure to lower greenhouse gas emissions within their borders and more carefully manage finite natural resources. Greater Washington is no exception, and much remains to be done to ensure that the region’s population and economy can enjoy sustainable, long-term growth.

In October 2020, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments approved a new goal to cut emissions in half by 2030 (over 2005 levels). To help the region achieve this goal, the Board of Trade is helping its members set meaningful climate strategies and advocating for hallmarks of sustainable development, such as increased investments in transit.


  • October 11, 2020: The Board of Trade hosted a webinar with McKinsey & Company to explore their world-leading research on climate risk and interview a panel of corporate sustainability leaders on their climate strategies. Watch the recording and read the summary >>
  • October 1, 2020: The Board of Trade blog rounded up 7 big climate stories from 2020 to give members a 360-degree view of the issue in the present environment. Read the blog >>

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