Michigan Climate Action Plan

The Michigan Climate Action Plan (CAP), produced by the Michigan Climate Action Council (MCAC), provides greenhouse gas emissions inventory and forecast, recommended emission reduction goals, and advice for state and local governments on measures to address climate change.

The Plan focuses mainly on climate change mitigation through reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Adaptation is recognized as one of the key elements and recommendations in the CAP. Specifically, the MCAC recommends that Michigan further analyze actions needed for adaptation. According to the report, the MCAC was unable to examine the impacts of climate change on Michigan’s natural resources and the Great Lakes due to time and resource constraints. As such, MCAC recommended that Michigan conduct additional analyses of the state’s vulnerability to the impacts of climate change and develop specific adaptation plans for key sectors.

The Plan focuses on the following sectors, describing key challenges facing each and offering policy recommendations to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions:

  • Energy Supply Sector
  • Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Sectors
  • Transportation and Land Use Sectors
  • Agriculture, Forestry, and Waste Management Sectors

The Michigan Climate Action Council was established by Governor Jennifer M. Granholm on November 14, 2007 under Executive Order No. 2007-42 to draft this framework for the state’s climate change mitigation policies and actions.


Publication Date: March 2009

Related Organizations:

  • Michigan Climate Action Council (MCAC)


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