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Climate Change Subcabinet

Active dates:2019 -
Function:

The subcabinet will identify policies and strategies that will put Minnesota back on track to meet or exceed the goals, established under Minnesota Statutes 2019, section 216H.02, to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions across all sectors to a level at least 30% below 2005 levels by 2025, and to a level at least 80% below 2005 levels by 2050. It will also identify policies and strategies that will enhance the climate resiliency of Minnesota's natural resources, working lands, and communities. The subcabinet will submit a written update to the Governor on December 1 of each year, with a first update due by December 1, 2020.

History:

When Gov. Walz signed the Executive Order creating this subcabinet, he remarked on Twitter that "climate change threatens the very things that make [Minnesota] a great place to live. That’s why I’m signing this Executive Order to create a Climate Change Subcabinet — bringing state government agencies together to implement bold, collaborative action on climate change."

Membership:

The members of the subcabinet are the Commissioner, Executive Director, or Chair of the following agencies and boards:

  • Pollution Control Agency ("MPCA")
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Labor and Industry
  • Department of Management and Budget
  • Department of Employment and Economic Development Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Public Safety
  • Department of Natural Resources
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Transportation
  • Board of Water and Soil Resources
  • Department of Administration
  • Metropolitan Council
  • Environmental Quality Board
  • Minnesota Housing Finance Agency

The Commissioner of the MPCA will serve as Chair of the Subcabinet.

Record last updated: 12/12/2019
 

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