Goal 3: Resilient communities

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**DEADLINE TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK IS FRIDAY, APRIL 29TH**

The goal

Each Minnesota community plans for and is resilient to its unique climate impacts.

The challenges

Communities experience the impacts of climate change differently, such as stormwater flooding, shoreline erosion or drought, and some communities are at higher risk. Solutions must be tailored to each community's needs.

The vision

Communities across Minnesota have the resources and support to plan for and implement projects to build a more resilient future for themselves. Physical infrastructure, natural systems, and communities are more prepared for climate impacts and can recover from extreme events.

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 resilient communities goal are:

  • More resources for adapting. Expand funding and staff resources for the assessment, planning, design, and implementation of adaptation and resiliency projects.
  • Increase capacity of the GreenStep Cities program to share resilience best practices and adaptation resources with communities, and expand pilot programs that include Tribal nations, schools, counties and townships.
  • Preserve existing mature trees by encouraging heritage tree preservation and establishing tree maintenance.
  • Grow and support climate-adaptive shade trees native to the midwest in urban areas to decrease energy use in homes and buildings, mitigate heat islands and replace pest infected or diseased trees.
  • Adopt resiliency provisions in codes, permits, and policies for new construction, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse, and create resilient design standards.
  • Assess vulnerabilities of critical facilities and use climate projections to identify ways to ensure continuity of operation.
  • Help for heat islands. Provide funding and technical assistance to help communities to reduce their urban heat island effect.

Want to learn more about Minnesota's resilient communities goal?

Read the full chapter on pages 37-44 in the Climate Action Framework document.

We want your feedback!

Use the tools below to share your feedback on Minnesota's resilient communities 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.


**DEADLINE TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK IS FRIDAY, APRIL 29TH**

The goal

Each Minnesota community plans for and is resilient to its unique climate impacts.

The challenges

Communities experience the impacts of climate change differently, such as stormwater flooding, shoreline erosion or drought, and some communities are at higher risk. Solutions must be tailored to each community's needs.

The vision

Communities across Minnesota have the resources and support to plan for and implement projects to build a more resilient future for themselves. Physical infrastructure, natural systems, and communities are more prepared for climate impacts and can recover from extreme events.

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 resilient communities goal are:

  • More resources for adapting. Expand funding and staff resources for the assessment, planning, design, and implementation of adaptation and resiliency projects.
  • Increase capacity of the GreenStep Cities program to share resilience best practices and adaptation resources with communities, and expand pilot programs that include Tribal nations, schools, counties and townships.
  • Preserve existing mature trees by encouraging heritage tree preservation and establishing tree maintenance.
  • Grow and support climate-adaptive shade trees native to the midwest in urban areas to decrease energy use in homes and buildings, mitigate heat islands and replace pest infected or diseased trees.
  • Adopt resiliency provisions in codes, permits, and policies for new construction, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse, and create resilient design standards.
  • Assess vulnerabilities of critical facilities and use climate projections to identify ways to ensure continuity of operation.
  • Help for heat islands. Provide funding and technical assistance to help communities to reduce their urban heat island effect.

Want to learn more about Minnesota's resilient communities goal?

Read the full chapter on pages 37-44 in the Climate Action Framework document.

We want your feedback!

Use the tools below to share your feedback on Minnesota's resilient communities 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.


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