North Carolina

North Carolina

Member since 2017
North Carolina Governor Cooper | US Climate Alliance
From the Governor

We’ve brought people together to plot our course to a lower cost, net-zero carbon future, to cleaner transportation, and toward more renewable energy like wind and solar power. With challenges like jobs and climate change, you can only make progress when you set ambitious goals. And we’re taking action to reach those goals, because progress is never passive.

Gov. Roy Cooper

North Carolina Climate Actions at a Glance

North Carolina is advancing high-impact climate policies, actions, and regulations across the Alliance’s 10 key policy areas. These solutions centered around equity, environmental justice, and a just economic transition are being deployed at scale to safeguard public health, grow the U.S. economy, and secure a net-zero future.  


This list includes both statutory and executive policies and actions that North Carolina has adopted or is in the process of adopting (as of October 2022).

  • 40% GHG emission reduction by 2025,
    50% by 2030, net-zero by 2050
  • NC Climate Change Interagency Council
  • NC Deep Decarbonization Pathways Analysis
  • GHG inventory
  • H951, EO 80, EO 218, EO 246, EO 266
  • NC Clean Energy and Clean Transportation Workforce Assessment
  • Clean Energy Youth Apprenticeship Program
  • Climate Council Workforce Diversity Workgroup
  • NC Taskforce for Offshore Wind Economic Resource Strategies
  • 40% improvement in state building efficiency by 2025
  • NC Clean Energy Plan
  • 70% reduction by 2030, carbon neutral by 2050
  • 2.8 GW offshore wind by 2030, 8.0 GW by 2040
  • Andrea Harris Taskforce
  • DEQ EJ and Equity Board
  • NC Community Mapping System
  • Agency EJ Leads, Public Participation Plans
  • NWL Action Plan
  • Resilience and NWL Toolkit
  • Social Cost of GHG Emissions
  • NC Office of Recovery and Resiliency
  • Chief Resilience Officer
  • NC Risk Assessment and Resilience Plan
  • Updated State Floodplain Management
    Plan for state buildings
  • Enhanced Hazard Mitigation Plan
  • NC Resilient Communities Program
  • 80k ZEVs by 2025, 1.25M by 2030
  • NC ZEV Plan
  • NC Clean Transportation Plan

Want To Learn More?

For the most up-to-date, in-depth breakdown of climate 

actions across each policy priority, 

explore the U.S. Climate Alliance Policy Database.