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Friday, January 20, 2012

Climate Change Action Plan

The City's sustainability staff, Gayle Prest and Brendon Slotterback, are launching an update of our Climate Action Plan, a roadmap to help the City reduce greenhouse gas pollution in the city.  This plan will help us translate our aggressive climate change goals ("reduce citywide greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent by 2015, and 30 percent by 2025 using 2006 as a baseline") into tangible policies and actions.

The kickoff has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 1st at 5:30pm, at the Mpls Central Library.  Attendance is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP here.  The meeting will explain climate science, the climate history of Minnesota, the health impacts of climate change and the process Minneapolis will conduct to update the plan.

More from the press release:

Given current trends, the Midwest is likely to face increased heat waves, reduced air quality and more periods of both floods and drought. To respond to the challenges of climate change and energy security and as part of its commitment to being an eco-focused city, the City of Minneapolis has adopted targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The updated Climate Action Plan will measure the impact of current City efforts and develop new initiatives that focus on transportation, buildings and waste.


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