Minnesota’s plan to address and prepare for climate change.

Climate change is no longer a far-off possibility. Minnesotans across our state are suffering its devastating effects right now — and it will get worse. Luckily, we can all be a part of the solution. Addressing climate change presents us with a historic opportunity to strengthen our economy, improve our health, and create a more equitable Minnesota for everyone.

To guide this work, the State of Minnesota has developed a Climate Action Framework. This plan sets a vision for how our state will address and prepare for climate change. It identifies immediate, near-term actions we must take to achieve our long-term goal of a carbon-neutral, resilient, and equitable future for Minnesota.


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Climate Action Framework

Explore the documents:


Read more about the framework goals

Select the links below to read more about Minnesotans’ experiences with climate change and the solutions included in the Climate Action Framework.


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Clean transportation

Connect all people through a safe, equitable, and sustainable transportation system.

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Climate-smart natural and working lands

Manage our lands to reduce GHG emissions and sustain resilient landscapes.

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Resilient communities

Prepare communities with resources to build a more resilient future for themselves.

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Clean energy and efficient buildings

Expand the use of carbon-free energy and create healthy, comfortable buildings that are cheaper to operate and pollute less.

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Healthy lives and communities

Protect the health and wellbeing of all Minnesotans in the face of climate change.

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Clean economy

Build an economy that addresses climate change and creates equitable opportunities.