Minnesota Climate Change Advisory Group Final Report

The Final Report of Minnesota's Climate Change Advisory Group provides a greenhouse gas emissions inventory and forecast and policy recommendations for emissions reduction developed by the Force.

The Plan focuses mainly on climate change mitigation through reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The Plan analyzes 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

On December 12, 2006, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty announced the state’s “Next Generation Energy Initiative,” including “development of a comprehensive plan to reduce Minnesota’s emissions of greenhouse gases.” In this announcement, the Governor requested assistance from the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) in the development of a Minnesota Climate Mitigation Action Plan and formation of the Minnesota Climate Change Advisory Group (MCCAG). This group was charged with developing a comprehensive set of state-level policy recommendations to the Governor through a stakeholder-based consensus building process facilitated by CCS in coordination with the Minnesota Department of Commerce and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.





Publication Date: April 2008

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