Climate Action Plan

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The City of Edina approved its first Climate Action Plan for the community in December, 2021. The plan helps those who live and work in Edina imagine and achieve a future where the earth and all who live on it thrive.

The plan includes 200 actions that can be taken in Edina to meet goals by 2030. The City’s greenhouse gas emission reduction goals target a reduction in City operations and communitywide emissions by 45 percent below 2019 levels and achieve net zero emissions by 2050, in line with the 2015 global Paris Agreement. Goals are arranged under the categories of Transportation & Land Use, Water & Wastewater, Buildings & Energy, Local Food & Agriculture, Green Space & Trees, Climate Health & Safety and Climate Economy.

Want to take Action? Check out the "Host a CAP-in-a-box at your next community meeting!" on the right-hand side of this project site, or share your commitment to climate action below in the "Community Climate Action Tracker!"

Updates are shared on this site to inform and engage community members. Keep an eye on this project site for opportunities to learn more and get involved!

The City of Edina approved its first Climate Action Plan for the community in December, 2021. The plan helps those who live and work in Edina imagine and achieve a future where the earth and all who live on it thrive.

The plan includes 200 actions that can be taken in Edina to meet goals by 2030. The City’s greenhouse gas emission reduction goals target a reduction in City operations and communitywide emissions by 45 percent below 2019 levels and achieve net zero emissions by 2050, in line with the 2015 global Paris Agreement. Goals are arranged under the categories of Transportation & Land Use, Water & Wastewater, Buildings & Energy, Local Food & Agriculture, Green Space & Trees, Climate Health & Safety and Climate Economy.

Want to take Action? Check out the "Host a CAP-in-a-box at your next community meeting!" on the right-hand side of this project site, or share your commitment to climate action below in the "Community Climate Action Tracker!"

Updates are shared on this site to inform and engage community members. Keep an eye on this project site for opportunities to learn more and get involved!

  • Learning Spotlight: Climate Change Impacts

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    Learn more in the "See Documents and Presentations" section of this project site.

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  • Learning Spotlight: What is Climate Change?

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    Learn more in the "See Documents and Presentations" section of this project site.
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  • City Council approves Climate Action Plan Consultant

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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.

Page last updated: 27 Jan 2022, 09:31 AM