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Net Zero Kansas City Region by 2050

What is the Kansas City Regional Climate Action Plan?

Our Climate Action Plan (CAP) aims to transform the metropolitan area into a more resilient, equitable and healthy community. 

Interim net zero goals focus on local government operations (by 2030), energy generation (by 2035), and homes and buildings (by 2040).

2024 Priority Climate Action Plan

Through an EPA Climate Pollution Grant (CPRG), MARC has developed priorities for the implementation of the Climate Action Plan, and is working toward a CPRG implementation grant due April 1.

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2021 Climate Action Plan

An ambitious set of interrelated strategies will help to mitigate climate change by achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and adapt to and bounce forward from the many risks climate change poses. Linkages among plan strategies are abundant and intentional.

This plan creates a voluntary framework to guide and align local action in ways that make a difference for the entire Kansas City region. The comprehensive set of strategies found in the plan can be tailored to meet local community needs and priorities.

Our plan is ambitious, comprehensive and urgent.

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Action Sections

The action plan is divided into nine sections, each with an overview, set of goals, strategies and specific actions.

Collaboration & Leadership

Leadership development and capacity building across communities, organizations and businesses is fundamental to achieving the level of change required to attain planning goals.

Energy Generation

Replacing fossil fuels with unlimited, renewable and clean alternatives like wind and solar is an essential step toward mitigating the impacts of climate change.

Transportation

Reducing the amount we travel and using fuel sources that produce fewer greenhouse gases help to reduce emissions from sources in the resources in the transportation sector.

Urban Greening

Nature-based solutions present meaningful, scalable opportunities to mitigate for greenhouse gas emissions, while helping with adaptation and resilience toward climate threats.

Finance & Innovation

Create an environment that increases and encourages participation, access and impact to address climate inequities and access to programs and initiatives.

Food Systems

Support and advocate for food and agriculture advancements that reduce emissions, improve livelihoods and ensure access to affordable, quality food.

Healthy & Resilient Homes & Buildings

New buildings can take advantage of more efficient design and construction standards, while modifying existing buildings has the greatest potential for energy savings.

Community Resilience

Nature-based solutions present meaningful, scalable opportunities to mitigate for greenhouse gas emissions, while helping with adaptation and resilience toward key climate threats of heat and flooding.

Industry & Resource Management

Reducing waste and keeping resources in use for as long as possible through recycling and composting (a circular economy), can reduce the waste and greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate Action News

Your opinion is needed as the region develops its Priority Climate Action Plan.  Over the past six months, the Mid-America Regional Council

2024 has been off to a cold and dreary start. If you’re missing warmer, sunnier days, here are a few tips for

The Climate and Environment Council (CEC) was created to move the implementation of the Kansas City Regional Climate Action Plan forward. The

Who we are

This Climate Action Plan was developed during 2020 by a coalition led by Climate Action KC and the Mid-America Regional Council, together with hundreds of interested community members, stakeholders and decision-makers. The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, a worldwide collaboration among 10,000 municipalities, helped guide the plan’s development.

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