The magnitude of climate change and its impacts requires swift action to protect Minnesotans. We all have a duty to combat the climate crisis, including state government. State agencies are leading bold initiatives and policies to both fight and prepare for climate change.
Climate legislative priorities for 2021
Minnesota's COVID-19 recovery budget includes a number of proposals for smart climate solutions.
Driving Minnesota forward with cleaner vehicles
MPCA is working to adopt two new emissions standards to reduce GHG emissions from transportation.
Evolving towards a 21st century energy economy
The Walz Administration is building on Minnesota’s previous successes with a plan to achieve 100% clean energy by 2050.
Investing in homegrown energy
Governor's Council on Biofuels focuses on sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels that also support our ag economy.
Reducing energy use in Minnesota homes
Department of Commerce program helps Minnesota residents make energy efficiency improvements.
Constructing a statewide network for electric vehicles
MPCA is using funds from the Volkswagen settlement to help build a first-rate EV charging network across Minnesota.
Identifying vulnerable neighbors in the Twin Cities
Met Council mapping tool pinpoints climate-vulnerable communities and infrastructure.
Measuring progress toward our goals
EQB's Energy and Environment Report Card highlights opportunities for growth and improvement.
Helping farmers implement practices with climate payoff
MDA program assists farmers to protect our water, improve soil health, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Protecting critical habitats with conservation easements
DNR and MPCA work to mitigate climate change risks to Minnesota’s fisheries and aquatic habitat.
Envisioning a cleaner transportation future
MnDOT's new Sustainable Transportation Advisory Council will help Minnesota move to a low-carbon transportation system.
Monitoring changes to our Minnesota climate
The MN Climatology Office brings together multiple data resources to track our state’s changing climate.
Forging Minnesota's green future
MN GreenCorps, located within the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, is developing our next generation of climate leaders.