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MI Healthy Climate Conference

Governor Whitmer stands at a podium speaking to attendees at the MI Healthy Climate Conference
Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

MI Healthy Climate Conference

The state of Michigan’s first statewide climate conference took place in 2023. This conference aims to bring together stakeholders from across the state and nation to help implement key actions in the MI Healthy Climate Plan.

This year's conference is on May 16 - 17, 2024

With unprecedented climate investments from federal and state sources, recently passed legislation, and executive actions to help meet the goals in the MI Healthy Climate Plan (Plan), Michigan is positioned better than ever to achieve the main goal in the Plan of a healthy, prosperous, carbon-neutral Michigan for all residents by 2050.

Building on these actions and the success of last year’s conference, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is hosting this two-day conference to continue the mobilization of engaged stakeholders and review the actions being taken around the state to implement the goals in the Plan. The theme of this year’s conference is "Accelerating Action".

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Past conferences

A speaker stands at a podium next to a presentation, speaking to a room full of conference attendees

To change everything, we need everyone (2023)

Nearly 600 participants gathered on April 11-12 in Detroit for the first annual 2023 conference.  

About the Office of Climate and Energy

The Office of Climate and Energy coordinates Michigan's response to climate change across state departments and agencies, and provide recommendations, guidance and assistance on climate change mitigation, adaptation and resiliency strategies. It supports the state's move to increased clean energy production and works with stakeholders to educate the public on the benefits of renewable energy sources as well as energy efficiency practices.

Led by EGLE's Climate and Energy Advisor, Cory Connolly, the Office coordinates the state’s efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 through development and implementation of the Mi Healthy Climate Plan as ordered in Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-182 and Executive Directive 2020-10. It will serve as Michigan’s action plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and transitioning toward carbon neutrality throughout the economy. 

Learn more about the Office