Climate Change

The climate crisis is upon us. From sweltering heatwaves and wildfires that choke our air, to rising seas and extreme floods washing out roads, every day we are feeling the impacts of climate change. Seattle's most recent greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory shows that to meet our climate goals, we need to drastically reduce carbon emissions from our two largest sources, the transportation and buildings sectors. 

As our city recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, OSE is working to center our Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities who continue to disproportionately experience these climate impacts along with decreased economic opportunity and job access caused by current and historical institutional and systemic racism.

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.

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

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, and seek progressive revenue sources to support an equitable transportation system.

Climate Planning

Climate Planning

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