Minnesota Climate Action Report - Special Announcement
Friday, July 1, 2016
The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) is pleased to share the Minnesota Climate Strategies and Economic Opportunities (CSEO) report and the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board’s (EQB) companion summary of our two-year collaboration on climate change and economic strategies. We applaud new stakeholder dialog announced by the EQB, beginning with their presentation of findings at the Science Museum of Minnesota Auditorium in Saint Paul scheduled July 20, 2016 from 1-4 pm. We encourage all interested parties to attend.
The 800 page CSEO report and EQB summary identify detailed actions in each sector of Minnesota's economy that can address economic, energy, and climate change issues. Policy options were formulated through use of fully integrative technical procedures including multi-objective policy selection, design, and analysis. The report provides a menu of options which, if implemented, can meet and exceed important national and state climate change goals by taking immediate and longer-term actions that are also beneficial to the state's economic and energy systems.
The CSEO Report expands knowledge of climate change and economic solutions and provides a successful learning approach for decision makers. CCS President and CEO Tom Peterson notes: "This collaborative assessment guides Minnesota's next steps on implementation of prompt and meaningful actions. More broadly, it supports policy makers and stakeholders worldwide who are searching for answers to complex issues involved in managing climate change and the economy."
The comprehensive assessment is the product of collaboration between dozens of Minnesota state agency staff in 12 separate agencies working closely with a multi sector CCS team of policy and economic experts. As an independent 501c(3) nonprofit organization, CCS funded its technical collaboration through nonpartisan grants from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Energy Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, and the Merck Family Fund. CCS received no state funding.
A state summary is available here.
To RSVP for the 1-4 pm, July 20 state presentation at the Science Museum of Minnesota Auditorium go here.