Goal 6: Clean Economy

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**THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD HAS CONCLUDED**

The goal

Minnesota will build a cleaner economy that addresses climate change and equitably provides family-sustaining job opportunities.

The challenges

Transitioning to a cleaner economy must include solutions that benefit everyone – especially residents who are disproportionately impacted by climate change – reduce existing inequities, and don't leave workers or businesses behind.

The vision

From manufacturing energy efficient windows to management of private and public lands, there are tens of thousands of homegrown job opportunities that help mitigate and adapt to climate change. We can sell clean products to the world. To achieve a stronger economy, public and private investment is needed in emerging research, technology, and businesses, as well as collaboration with labor, businesses, and educational institutions to ensure skills training for in-demand jobs.

Priority Actions

Minnesota state agencies have proposed several priority actions to help set us on the path to achieve the vision of building a carbon-neutral, resilient, and equitable future for Minnesota. The priority actions identified for the clean economy goal are:

  • Train, upskill, and reskill Minnesotans for clean economy jobs, with a focus on equitable outcomes, in collaboration with unions, education institutions and businesses.
  • Grow clean economy businesses and jobs through innovation in partnership with Tribal nations and universities, commercial consortiums, private research labs and public support.
  • Complete a clean economy jobs workforce development plan for the state that includes transitioning displaced workers and connecting workers to job opportunities in and beyond the energy sector.
  • Support existing large electricity generation power plant host communities to plan and implement strategies for a successful transition. Transition planning and support should be long-term and take into account the amount of time it may take to train workers, execute economic development strategies, and other considerations.
  • Develop worker skills. Create workforce strategies that train, upskill, and reskill workers to adapt to changing technologies and job needs.

Want to learn more about Minnesota's clean economy goal?

Read the full chapter on pages 59-64 in the Climate Action Framework document.

We want your feedback!

Use the tools below to share your feedback on Minnesota's clean economy goal by Friday, April 29th. Survey results and questions will be shared with the Climate Change Subcabinet and Advisory Council on Climate Change as they work towards finalizing the Climate Action Framework. The final Framework will consider public and stakeholder input, analysis, and agency expertise. Click the links on the right side of the page to view Minnesota's other climate goals and share your feedback on rest of Minnesota's Climate Action Framework.

**THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD HAS CONCLUDED**

The goal

Minnesota will build a cleaner economy that addresses climate change and equitably provides family-sustaining job opportunities.

The challenges

Transitioning to a cleaner economy must include solutions that benefit everyone – especially residents who are disproportionately impacted by climate change – reduce existing inequities, and don't leave workers or businesses behind.

The vision

From manufacturing energy efficient windows to management of private and public lands, there are tens of thousands of homegrown job opportunities that help mitigate and adapt to climate change. We can sell clean products to the world. To achieve a stronger economy, public and private investment is needed in emerging research, technology, and businesses, as well as collaboration with labor, businesses, and educational institutions to ensure skills training for in-demand jobs.

Priority Actions

Minnesota state agencies have proposed several priority actions to help set us on the path to achieve the vision of building a carbon-neutral, resilient, and equitable future for Minnesota. The priority actions identified for the clean economy goal are:

  • Train, upskill, and reskill Minnesotans for clean economy jobs, with a focus on equitable outcomes, in collaboration with unions, education institutions and businesses.
  • Grow clean economy businesses and jobs through innovation in partnership with Tribal nations and universities, commercial consortiums, private research labs and public support.
  • Complete a clean economy jobs workforce development plan for the state that includes transitioning displaced workers and connecting workers to job opportunities in and beyond the energy sector.
  • Support existing large electricity generation power plant host communities to plan and implement strategies for a successful transition. Transition planning and support should be long-term and take into account the amount of time it may take to train workers, execute economic development strategies, and other considerations.
  • Develop worker skills. Create workforce strategies that train, upskill, and reskill workers to adapt to changing technologies and job needs.

Want to learn more about Minnesota's clean economy goal?

Read the full chapter on pages 59-64 in the Climate Action Framework document.

We want your feedback!

Use the tools below to share your feedback on Minnesota's clean economy goal by Friday, April 29th. Survey results and questions will be shared with the Climate Change Subcabinet and Advisory Council on Climate Change as they work towards finalizing the Climate Action Framework. The final Framework will consider public and stakeholder input, analysis, and agency expertise. Click the links on the right side of the page to view Minnesota's other climate goals and share your feedback on rest of Minnesota's Climate Action Framework.

Page last updated: 01 May 2022, 07:09 AM