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Minnesota Governor Walz | US Climate Alliance
From the Governor

Climate change impacts lives and livelihoods in every corner of our state. Minnesota will continue to lead the way on combatting climate change and we’ll create clean energy jobs in the process.

Gov. Tim Walz

Minnesota Climate Actions at a Glance

Minnesota is advancing high-impact climate policies, actions, and regulations across the Alliance’s 10 key policy areas. These solutions centered around equity, environmental justice, and a just economic transition are being deployed at scale to safeguard public health, grow the U.S. economy, and secure a net-zero future.  


This list includes both statutory and executive policies and actions that Minnesota has adopted or is in the process of adopting (as of October 2022).

  • Lead by Example programs & goals in Executive Order
  • Economy-wide GHG goal in statute
  • State Climate Action Framework
  • Electric utility energy efficiency resource standards
  • Gas utility energy efficiency resource standards
  • Natural Gas Innovation Act
  • 100% clean electricity by 2040 goal
  • Renewable portfolio standards
  • Buy clean programs, studies, or pilot projects
  • Environmental justice and climate justice in Executive Order
  • Environmental justice screening and policy tools available and updated
  • Energy Transition Office
  • NWL in state GHG inventory
  • Social cost of greenhouse gases in electricity planning
  • Statewide resilience or adaptation plan
  • Resiliency and Adaptation Action Team under Climate Change Subcabinet
  • Grants to local governments for resiliency planning
  • Grants to local governments for water storage and climate resiliency
  • Low-emission vehicle standards
  • Zero-emission vehicle standards
  • Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan

Want To Learn More?

For the most up-to-date, in-depth breakdown of climate 

actions across each policy priority, 

explore the U.S. Climate Alliance Policy Database.