Climate Action Plan

Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Jessamine, Scott and Woodford Counties, along with the municipal governments within those counties, are collaborating on a regional climate action plan. This regional effort is funded by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 

The six-county collaborative sought public input on the priority projects proposed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in the region. Input will shape what goes into the regional implementation grant application, which would be used to fund the GHG reduction projects.  

A public input hybrid meeting was held on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024.  A survey was available Feb. 15 through Feb. 20. Thanks to everyone who participated in the process! 

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Proposed projects focus on trees, solar energy, weatherization, and transportation. These proposals build on existing efforts that have a proven track record. 

View Priority Action Climate Plan


Priority Action Climate Plan Timeline: 

Feb. 29, 2024: The Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) for the Lexington-Fayette County MSA was submitted to US EPA. This PCAP is the first major deliverable under the CPRG Planning Grant awarded to the Lexington-Fayette MSA. LFUCG and its partners will continue planning, engagement, and action to reduce emissions; invest in sustainable infrastructure, technologies, and practices; build economy; and enhance the quality of life in Central Kentucky.

In 2025, LFUCG will publish a Comprehensive Climate Action Plan (CCAP) that establishes equitable and sustainable economic development strategies that reduce emissions across all sectors. The CCAP will include near- and long-term emissions projections, a suite of emissions reduction measures, a robust analysis of measure benefits, plans to leverage federal funding and a workforce planning analysis.

In 2027, LFUCG will publish a status report that details implementation progress for measures included in the PCAP and CCAP, any relevant updates to PCAP and CCAP analyses, and next steps and future budget and staffing needs to continue implementation of the CCAP measures.


If you have questions about the PCAP or suggestions for the upcoming CCAP and Status Report, contact LFUCG at