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From the Governor

We’ve proven we can work together, devoting nearly a quarter-billion-dollars over the last two years. This is funding good work to reduce emissions, revitalize old homes, lower energy bills, improve health, and protect communities from flooding … So, let’s continue to build the foundation that will make it possible and practical for Vermonters to make this transition, so we can meet our climate goals.

Gov. Phil Scott

Vermont Climate Action at a Glance

Vermont 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 Vermont has adopted or is in the process of adopting (as of October 2022).

  • Lead by Example programs & goals
  • Economy-wide GHG goal
  • Carbon neutral goal
  • State climate action plan
  • Electric utility energy efficiency resource standards
  • Gas utility energy efficiency resource standards
  • Appliance efficiency standards
  • Renewable portfolio standards
  • Regulations addressing HFCs
  • Regulations addressing methane from oil & gas, landfill, and agricultural sources
  • Environmental justice offices or interagency bodies
  • NWL in state GHG inventories
  • Healthy soils legislation
  • Carbon market participation 
  • Statewide resilience or adaptation plan
  • Low-emission vehicle standards 
  • Zero-emission vehicle standards

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.