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Council on Climate Solutions

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Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Council on Climate Solutions

The Council on Climate Solutions was created by Governor Whitmer's Executive Order 2020-182 as an advisory body in the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE).

The Council on Climate Solutions will act in an advisory capacity to the governor and the department's Office of Climate and Energy in formulating and overseeing the implementation of the MI Healthy Climate Plan, which will serve as the action plan for this state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transition toward economywide carbon neutrality. This work must include, but is not limited to:

  • Identifying and recommending opportunities for the development and effective implementation of emissions-reduction strategies.
  • Identifying solutions to resolve impact disparities across Michigan and recommending targeted solutions for communities disproportionately impacted by the changing climate.

Kimber Frantz

The November 28, 2023, Council on Climate Solutions meeting has been cancelled.

Information regarding the next meeting date TBD.

Information Forthcoming

A meeting of the Council on Climate Solutions will be held both online via Microsoft Teams and in person on August 22, 2023, at Constitution Hall, 525 W. Allegan Street, Lansing, Mich., 48933, beginning at 1:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. No public comments scheduled for this meeting.

Individuals needing language assistance or accommodations for effective participation at a meeting should contact Kimber Frantz at 517-275-0829 in advance of a meeting to request language, mobility, visual, hearing, translation, and/or other assistance.

The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, national origin, color, marital status, disability, political beliefs, height, weight, genetic information, or sexual orientation in the administration of any of its programs or activities, and prohibits intimidation and retaliation, as required by applicable laws and regulations.

Public Comments

Please send your comments regarding the work of the Council on Climate Solutions to:


Comments submitted via the above email address will be shared with all Council members. Comments submitted will become part of the public record and subject to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

Workgroup Recommendations

Five advisory workgroups have been formed to assist the Council in performing its duties and responsibilities. Each workgroup is comprised of two co-chairs and multiple members with varying backgrounds, including members of the public.

Read the recommendations

Meeting Materials


Executive Directive 2020-10

Building a Carbon-Neutral Michigan

Executive Order 2020-182

Creation of the Council on Climate Solutions