Climate Action Plan

Communities in Minnesota and across the globe have already experienced climate change and the science is clear that we must act swiftly to ensure a livable future for all.

We created a new Climate Action Plan (CAP) to identify actions to eliminate our greenhouse gas emissions, make the University more resilient, and address climate change through teaching, research, and outreach.

This CAP is one step of many that the University will need to take in "Building a Fully Sustainable Future," which was deemed a strategic institutional priority through the Systemwide Strategic plan, MPact 2025.

Climate action plan

The University is committed to reaching climate neutrality by 2050. Learn about the history of climate action at the University of Minnesota and the University's commitments 


Learn about the Climate Action Planning Process and Engagement

Duluth, Rochester, Crookston, and Morris campuses will also complete their Climate Action Plans by 2025. Learn more about systemwide climate action planning