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MI Healthy Climate Plan

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Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

MI Healthy Climate Plan

Dear fellow Michiganders:

I am proud to present the MI Healthy Climate Plan pursuant to Executive Directive 2020-10 with thanks to Governor Gretchen Whitmer for trusting the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) to lead this work and deep appreciation for the hundreds of Michiganders who contributed to it over the past year through thousands of hours of research, reflection, and conversation. This plan lays out a broad vision for fulfilling the governor's commitment for Michigan to achieve economy-wide carbon neutrality by 2050 - the global science-based benchmark for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the most devastating and costly impacts of climate change. The plan focuses on actions between now and 2030 to tackle environmental injustices, clean the electric grid, electrify our transportation sector, repair and decarbonize our buildings, encourage innovation in industry, and protect Michigan's land and water. 

Liesl Eichler Clark, Director
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

 

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Recordings of past MI Healthy Climate Plan listening sessions

April 22, 2021: MI Healthy Climate Plan

Recording of listening session hosted by EGLE on April 22, 2021. 

The session begins with an overview of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-182 that established the council and an explanation of how the council is structured. The rest of the session is devoted to receiving comment from attendees. 

May 5, 2021: MI Healthy Climate Plan

Recording of listening session hosted by EGLE on May 5, 2021.

The session begins with an overview of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-182 that established the council and an explanation of how the council is structured. The rest of the session is devoted to receiving comment from attendees.

December 1, 2021: Council on Climate Solutions Workgroup Recommendations

The Office of Climate and Energy asked members of the public for their insights on recommendations submitted by the topical workgroups of the Council on Climate Solutions and how Michigan can move toward carbon neutrality by 2050.

December 2, 2021: Council on Climate Solutions Workgroup Recommendations

The Office of Climate and Energy asked members of the public for their insights on recommendations submitted by the topical workgroups of the Council on Climate Solutions and how Michigan can move toward carbon neutrality by 2050.