Public meeting on City’s Climate Action Plan Feb. 1

In 2012 the City of Minneapolis will update its Climate Action Plan, a roadmap to help reduce greenhouse gas pollution in the city. A public meeting has been scheduled on Feb. 1 to help understand the plan and the process Minneapolis will conduct to update the plan. At this meeting climate experts will explain climate science, the climate history of Minnesota, and the health impacts of climate change.

City of Minneapolis Climate Change Plan
5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1
Pohlad Hall, Minneapolis Central Library

Attendance is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP at http://mplsclimateaction.eventbrite.com.

Speakers include Dr. Mark Seeley and Kristin Raab. Mark Seeley is a climatologist and professor in the Department of Soil, Water and Climate at the University of Minnesota. He is a regular commentator on Minnesota Public Radio. Kristin Raab is the climate change project director for the Minnesota Department of Health.

Given current trends, the Midwest is likely to face increased heat waves, reduced air quality and more periods of both floods and drought. To respond to the challenges of climate change and energy security and as part of its commitment to being an eco-focused city, the City of Minneapolis has adopted targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The updated Climate Action Plan will measure the impact of current City efforts and develop new initiatives that focus on transportation, buildings and waste.

For more information on the Climate Action Plan update and ways Minneapolis residents can participate, go to www.minneapolismn.gov/sustainability/climate.

 

Published Jan. 26, 2012