Sponsored by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Association of Metropolitan Municipalities
Association of Minnesota Counties
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability USA
League of Minnesota Cities
Minnesota Association of School Administrators
Minnesota Association of Townships
Minnesota Chapter of the American Planning Association
Minnesota School Boards Association
Minnesota Rural Partners
Neighborhood Energy Connection
University of Minnesota Extension
University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships
Preparing Your Community for Climate and Energy Change: Opportunities for Local Sustainability
June 6, 2007, at the University of Minnesota
Minnesota communities face serious challenges due to the interrelated issues of climate change and a projected decline in the global availability of fossil fuels—peak oil. This conference offered local community leaders and concerned citizens an opportunity to learn about the current situation and future projections regarding climate change and energy availability, the risk management implications, and what can be done to adapt to these trends. Examples were presented of local governments that are taking action.
The conference also included discussion about next steps and identified barriers to change, as well as topic sessions to help communities consider opportunities related to energy, food, buildings, and other areas. Many of these actions for a lower-energy future are “no-regrets” strategies — useful regardless of how climate and energy trends unfold. They have benefits for communities now, and can increase our local quality of life and benefit the global environment.
The event targeted a broad group of stakeholders:
Presentations and Handouts
See speaker bios below.
For more informationPaul Moss: email <email@example.com> or call 651-757-2586 or 800-657-3864 toll free