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What is the Kansas City Regional Climate Action Plan?

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

The EPA Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) program supports the update of the Regional Climate Action Plan adopted in 2021. The updated plan, the Comprehensive Climate Action Plan (CCAP), will acknowledge and build upon the actions municipalities, community-based organizations and neighborhoods across the region have already taken to build climate resilience. The CCAP development will include a new comprehensive GHG emissions inventory and Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment. Learn more about how you can get involved!

CPRG Implementation Grant

On behalf of the region, MARC submitted a nearly $198 million grant application to the EPA to support near-term implementation of projects and program within the buildings and energy, transportation, urban greening, and food, agriculture and waste measure areas of the PCAP. EPA estimates that grants will be announced at the end of July.

2024 Priority Climate Action Plan

To implement the 2025 Comprehensive Climate Action Plan, MARC developed a Prioritized Climate Action Plan (PCAP) for near-term actions that will inform the implementation of the 2025 Comprehensive Climate Action Plan.

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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 KC Regional Climate Action Plan is divided into nine sections, each with an overview, set of goals, strategies and specific actions. These will serve as a basis for our comprehensive plan update in 2025.

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.


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

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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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