Maryland has set ambitious
climate goals: 60% reductions by 2031 & net-zero economy by 2045
Maryland has set the most aggressive climate goal of any state in the country. The goals of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 60% from 2006 levels by 2031 and reaching net zero emissions by 2045 are enshrined in law. Maryland can do this through an all-of-society approach with deliberate reductions across all sectors of the economy and greenhouse gases presented in the Maryland’s Climate Pathway report.
Health, environment, & economic, benefits for all Marylanders
The Maryland’s Climate Pathway scenario can deliver substantial improvements in health through improved air quality, reducing respiratory ailments for our vulnerable populations and our workers—the equivalent of $1.09-$2.44 billion dollars in health benefits by 2031. Maryland’s Climate Pathway is also estimated to drive the creation of more than 16,000 new jobs and personal income increases of nearly $1.5 billion by 2031.
From composting in Prince George's County to transitioning abandoned coal mines to community solar in Garrett County, local governments, industry leaders, and community advocates in Maryland are already taking meaningful steps to solidify the foundation of climate action for the State.