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 leads in many areas that offer the most effective ways to respond to climate change, such as protecting vulnerable people, investing in transit, conserving energy use in our buildings, and protecting our tree canopy.
In 2020, Hennepin County will develop a Climate Action Plan with initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strategies to adapt to our change climate.
See Hennepin County taking action on climate change (PDF) to learn what the county is doing and what you can do.