Climate Commitment Act

From Salish Sea Wiki

Wiki Rules

Link to List of Workgroups Link to List of Topics Link to List of Places

Link to List of Efforts Link to List of Products Link to List of Documents Link to List of Graphics Link to List of Websites

Link to Delta Sites Link to Embayment Sites Link to Beach Sites Link to Rocky Headland Sites

Link to Headwater Sites Link to Lowland Watershed Sites Link to Floodplain Sites

The Climate Commitment Act was passed in the Washington State Legislature in 2022. It implemented a "Cap and Invest" system which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 95% by 2050, by capping and taxing emissions over time, and investing revenue in a variety of state programs designed to accelerate transition from fossil fuels an increase climate resilience. It is a response to Climate Change and creates significant authorities at the Washington State Department of Ecology.



  • 2021 - Washington State Legislature Passes CCA
  • 2022 - Ecology completes initial rule-making
  • 2030 - Emission allowances reduced to 45% of 1990 levels (90,500,000 metric tons/year)
  • 2040 - Emission allowances reduced to 70% of 1990 levels
  • 2050 - Emission allowances reduced to 95% of 1990 levels

Other Climate Change Topics