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.

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Climate legislative priorities for 2021

Minnesota's COVID-19 recovery budget includes a number of proposals for smart climate solutions.

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Driving Minnesota forward with cleaner vehicles

MPCA is working to adopt two new emissions standards to reduce GHG emissions from transportation.

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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.

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Investing in homegrown energy

Governor's Council on Biofuels focuses on sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels that also support our ag economy.

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Reducing energy use in Minnesota homes

Department of Commerce program helps Minnesota residents make energy efficiency improvements.

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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.

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Identifying vulnerable neighbors in the Twin Cities

Met Council mapping tool pinpoints climate-vulnerable communities and infrastructure.

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Measuring progress toward our goals

EQB's Energy and Environment Report Card highlights opportunities for growth and improvement.

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Helping farmers implement practices with climate payoff

MDA program assists farmers to protect our water, improve soil health, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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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.

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Monitoring changes to our Minnesota climate

The MN Climatology Office brings together multiple data resources to track our state’s changing climate.

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Forging Minnesota's green future

MN GreenCorps, located within the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, is developing our next generation of climate leaders.