Climate Change

In April 2018, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released an updated Seattle climate strategy to reduce carbon pollution from our transportation and building sectors and make Seattle a national leader in fighting climate change. The strategy is a set of short- and long-term actions that provide a roadmap for our City to act in the absence of federal leadership, particularly on leading contributors of greenhouse gases: transportation and buildings.

Green New Deal

Green New Deal

The Green New Deal for Seattle seeks to advance an equitable clean energy transition and prioritize economic opportunities and investments in communities historically most harmed by economic, racial, and environmental injustices.

Climate Planning

Climate Planning

OSE develops policies and implements programs that reduce climate pollution from our transportation and building sectors.

Building Energy

Buildings & Energy

OSE manages Seattle's Energy Benchmarking and Tune-Ups programs along with overall building energy policy development and ensuring City facilities are energy efficient.

Pink Streetcar

Transportation Electrification

Road transportation represents two-thirds of Seattle's climate pollution. In addition to reducing the miles we need to drive to meet our daily needs we must electrify our cars, buses, and trucks to meet our carbon neutrality goals.