Promoting health, equity, and economic opportunity

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Climate change is bad for our health. From higher temperatures and extreme weather events to poorer air quality and tickborne disease threats, changes in Minnesota's climate threaten the health of our communities. While all Minnesotans are affected by climate change, not everyone contributes to nor experiences impacts equally.

We must develop solutions that benefit everyone — especially residents who have existing health conditions and are disproportionately impacted by climate change. This often includes low-income and Black, Indigenous, and communities of color.

Well-developed policies and strategies promote health, create jobs, and improve communities. Job growth in the clean energy sector is outpacing job growth in the overall economy: From farming to manufacturing to construction, businesses become stronger by taking innovative climate action such as transitioning to clean energy.

Acting with urgency will protect the health of Minnesotans and ensure our communities thrive in years to come.


Possible goals

A worker wearing protective gloves connects two solar panels together in a large array.
Infrared image of heat loss from the walls and windows of two houses.
Grow clean economy jobs throughout Minnesota and expand economic opportunities for communities disproportionately impacted by climate change


Ensure access to clean energy and energy efficiency programs in communities disproportionately impacted by climate change



A black boy and white girl stand together in front of a yellow play structure.

Reduce health inequities from climate change




Climate change is bad for our health. From higher temperatures and extreme weather events to poorer air quality and tickborne disease threats, changes in Minnesota's climate threaten the health of our communities. While all Minnesotans are affected by climate change, not everyone contributes to nor experiences impacts equally.

We must develop solutions that benefit everyone — especially residents who have existing health conditions and are disproportionately impacted by climate change. This often includes low-income and Black, Indigenous, and communities of color.

Well-developed policies and strategies promote health, create jobs, and improve communities. Job growth in the clean energy sector is outpacing job growth in the overall economy: From farming to manufacturing to construction, businesses become stronger by taking innovative climate action such as transitioning to clean energy.

Acting with urgency will protect the health of Minnesotans and ensure our communities thrive in years to come.


Possible goals

A worker wearing protective gloves connects two solar panels together in a large array.
Infrared image of heat loss from the walls and windows of two houses.
Grow clean economy jobs throughout Minnesota and expand economic opportunities for communities disproportionately impacted by climate change


Ensure access to clean energy and energy efficiency programs in communities disproportionately impacted by climate change



A black boy and white girl stand together in front of a yellow play structure.

Reduce health inequities from climate change




Page last updated: 16 August 2021, 12:36