Climate Solutions & Economic Opportunities Analysis: What We Learned and What’s Next
Join us for a presentation and discussion with the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board about climate action planning to meet state greenhouse gas emission goals. We’ll explore immediate actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, long-term strategies that could be started now, and pilot programs to develop.
This event is free, but we do request that you RSVP by Monday, July 18th. Contact Meleah Houseknecht at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
RSVP or access the event agenda and the State’s report, Climate Solutions and Economic Opportunities – A Foundation for Minnesota’s State Climate Action Planning, at http://www.environmental-initiative.org/our-work/environmental-policy/climate-solutions-economic-opportunities.
The 2007 Next Generation Energy Act requires the state to cut its annual emissions of greenhouse gases by 80%, between 2005 and 2050. While much progress has been made, the 2050 goal will require policies well beyond what is in place at the federal or state level.
The state of Minnesota began assessing policy options for their potential to reduce emissions through the Minnesota Climate Change Advisory Group (MCCAG) in 2007 and 2008. In 2014, the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board with all its member agencies began updating this work through the Climate Solutions and Economic Opportunities (CSEO) project.