Climate Action Plan

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The City of Edina is developing its first Climate Action Plan for the community. The plan will help those who live and work in Edina imagine and achieve a future where the earth and all who live on it thrive.

The City’s current goals for the project are to reduce citywide greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2025, and 80% by 2050, and to establish actions to enhance community resilience and adaptation to climate change.

A Climate Planning Team will lead the plan development, and will be made up of community representatives, content experts and City staff. Planning Team updates will be shared on this site to inform residents and invite you to share your opinions.

The planning process kicks off in April, and will conclude with a written plan of action in December, 2021. The City's Energy & Environment Commission will recommend this completed plan to the City Council in December. Plan implementation is expected to begin in early 2022.

Keep an eye on this project site for opportunities to learn more and get involved!

The City of Edina is developing its first Climate Action Plan for the community. The plan will help those who live and work in Edina imagine and achieve a future where the earth and all who live on it thrive.

The City’s current goals for the project are to reduce citywide greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2025, and 80% by 2050, and to establish actions to enhance community resilience and adaptation to climate change.

A Climate Planning Team will lead the plan development, and will be made up of community representatives, content experts and City staff. Planning Team updates will be shared on this site to inform residents and invite you to share your opinions.

The planning process kicks off in April, and will conclude with a written plan of action in December, 2021. The City's Energy & Environment Commission will recommend this completed plan to the City Council in December. Plan implementation is expected to begin in early 2022.

Keep an eye on this project site for opportunities to learn more and get involved!

  • Share your experience with climate change in Edina!

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    23 Mar 2021
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    Edina wants to hear from you! Please share how you experience nature in Edina, and what concerns you have about the future.

    Use the "Feedback" tab to take a short survey so we can understand the Edina community's awareness, attitudes and concerns about climate change.

    We are gathering feedback through June 6th, share your opinion today!

  • Learning Spotlight: What is Climate Change?

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    08 Apr 2021
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    Learn more in the "See Documents and Presentations" section of this project site.
    Right-click on the image and open in a new tab to zoom in.


  • City Council approves Climate Action Plan Consultant

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    22 Mar 2021
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    On February 17, 2021, the Edina City Council approved a contract with paleBLUEdot to facilitate the creation of the City's Climate Action Plan. You can view the meeting here. View all City Council meetings here.

    Local to the Twin Cities metro, paleBLUEdot understands and already has experience in the Edina community. Contracting with a local firm means the City will not incur additional greenhouse gas emissions by asking a national or regional firm to travel to Edina, and the contract fee paid to paleBLUEdot stays in the Twin Cities, bolstering the local economy.


    paleBLUEdot brings a breadth of experiences to Edina, having previously worked with other city, state and tribal governments on similar projects, and includes a team of experts with diverse backgrounds and a commitment to community equity.


    With Council approval of this request for purchase, the City will take the next step to address the challenge of climate change in Edina.