Reducing our emissions and adapting to a changing climate

Climate Action Work Plan

A person walking up to an electric METRO C Line bus.Our vision for the Met Council is that we reduce our contributions to greenhouse gas emissions in the region and make our services and facilities resilient to the impacts of climate change.

We treat about 250 million gallons of wastewater every day, which consumes a lot of energy. As the state’s largest provider of transit services, we own one of the largest vehicle fleets in Minnesota. We operate facilities across the seven-county Twin Cities region.

We already have a strong track record in climate change planning and emissions mitigation. Our five-year, internally focused Climate Action Work Plan builds on our ongoing work. It unifies our efforts across Met Council divisions, commits our organization to new climate-related initiatives, incorporates environmental justice principles, and aligns with Minnesota’s Climate Action Framework.