Minneapolis Climate Action Plan 

The consensus is clear: the global climate is changing and human activities are major contributors to that change. While climate change is a global issue, local action can make a difference. Minneapolis Sustainability staff are working with partners in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, as well as the community at large, to update the Minneapolis Climate Action Plan. The plan will provide a roadmap to guide Minneapolis towards our greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets.

Plan Development 

Throughout 2012 and early 2013, City staff worked with technical advisory groups made up of technical experts and community representatives to develop a comprehensive set of emissions reduction strategies in three areas: buildings and energy, transportation and land use, and waste and recycling. An Environmental Justice working group met through the fall and early winter of 2012 to provide recommendations and feedback to the Steering Committee, which held its final meeting on April 8, 2013. The full Climate Action Plan, adopted by the Minneapolis City Council on June 28, 2013, is posted below in PDF format.

Minneapolis Climate Action Plan (Word version)
Appendix A - Glossary
Appendix B - Assumptions in Calculating Expected Emissions
Appendix C - Environmental Justice Working Group Recommendations
Appendix D - Public Health Analysis


Last updated May 10, 2016