Taking action on climate change
Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges the county faces because of its significant environmental, societal, and economic impacts on both a global and local level.
More and more, Hennepin County residents are starting to notice the effects of climate change — from warming winter temperatures, more extreme precipitation events, and changes in our unique and cherished ecosystems.
The county supports many programs and initiatives that offer effective ways to respond to climate change, such as providing services to protect vulnerable people, investing in transit, conserving energy use in our buildings, and protecting our tree canopy.
Development of the county's climate action plan
Updates as of March 4, 2021
Hennepin County is developing a Climate Action Plan with initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strategies to adapt to our change climate.
Recently, the county has:
County staff are summarizing the feedback and making final edits to the plan in March. The board would take up formal adoption of the plan, which will include a final public comment process, in April.
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