City of Minneapolis
United States

Population: 407207
Area of jurisdiction: 151.3 km2


  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 80% by 2050 (2006) n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets


Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2012 ):  0 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Mitigation actions

Protected Bike Lanes
Create 30 miles of protected on-street bike facilities by 2020. In 2014, the Minneapolis Public Works Department is preparing an update to the Bicycle Master Plan on Protected Bikeways. Start year 2013
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
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Environmental Purchasing Policy
The City of Minneapolis Environmental Purchasing Policy is a guide for all departments and staff for making procurement decisions based on the Minneapolis Sustainability Initiative. The City of Minneapolis can use its purchasing power to create a greater demand and awareness of high quality, environmentally friendly products at a reasonable price; and create help stimulate the green economy. Environmental considerations should be a part of normal purchasing decisions, consistent with standard practices such as safety, price, performance and availability. Start year 2008
Sector Other Emissions
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
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Commercial Building Rating and Disclosure Policy
In February of 2013 the Minneapolis City Council adopted ordinance 47.190 requiring commercial buildings 50,000 square feet and over and city-owned buildings 25,000 square feet and over to annually benchmark their energy consumption and report this information to the City. In Minneapolis, large commercial buildings make up over 50% of the city's energy use. This ordinance will allow building owners and the City to track energy and water usage year to year to determine opportunities for improvement, recognize high performers, and determine progress towards the City's Climate Action Plan goals. Start year 2013
Sector Commercial
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
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Adaptation actions