Category: Collaboration and Leadership

Climate & Environment Council meets to discuss work plan priorities
October 25, 2022October 25, 2022
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Climate & Environment Council meets to discuss work plan priorities

The newly formed Climate and Environment Council held its first meeting last month to begin the important task of determining its work plan for the year. Each council member will provide input on their top five priority activities that align with the strategies in the Regional Kansas City Climate Action Plan. At the second meeting...

Area municipalities and organizations adopt Climate Action Plan
September 27, 2022September 28, 2022
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Area municipalities and organizations adopt Climate Action Plan

Since the Kansas City Regional Climate Action Plan was adopted two years ago, cities, counties and area agencies have adopted the plan to signal support and commitment to take action. The cities and counties who have adopted the plan account for 83% of the total 9-county population! Thank you to the following organizations who have...

Resilient Success Stories: True Life Stories from the Kansas City Region
August 22, 2022November 23, 2022
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Resilient Success Stories: True Life Stories from the Kansas City Region

Momentum is building throughout the Kansas City region

to transform our community in ways that create greater levels of sustainability and climate resilience. To embrace and accelerate positive change, the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and Climate Action KC will highlight selected local or regional Resilient Success Stories at the Kauffman Foundation on the morning of Dec. 2, 2022.

Welcome Climate and Environment Council’s inagural members!
August 1, 2022August 1, 2022
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Welcome Climate and Environment Council’s inagural members!

Congratulations and welcome to the new slate of council members selected for the Climate and Environment Council (CEC)! The CEC is a new, collaborative, action-oriented council that will guide the implementation of the Kansas City Regional Climate Action Plan. This council, jointly supported by MARC and Climate Action KC, implements Goal 1 in the Collaboration & Leadership...

Unified Government adopts Climate Action Plan
July 12, 2022July 12, 2022
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Unified Government adopts Climate Action Plan

On June 30, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, KS (UG) Commission adopted a resolution in support of the KC Regional Climate Action Plan and pursuing its implementation in Wyandotte County.

Kansas City delegation visits Poland for #WUF11 and study tour
July 11, 2022July 12, 2022
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Kansas City delegation visits Poland for #WUF11 and study tour

Last year, Climate Action KC joined the European Union’s International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) program and was matched with an EU counterpart region as part of a city-to-city exchange. Kansas City’s selected partner was Górnośląsko-Zagłębiowska Metro (GZM), located in the Silesia Voivodeship (think: province) in southern Poland. The GZM consists of 41 cities and communes where...

New federal climate and health office looks at intersectional work between MARC and regional partners
May 11, 2022May 11, 2022
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New federal climate and health office looks at intersectional work between MARC and regional partners

Dr. John Balbus, Director of the newly created Office of Climate Change and Health Equity (OCCHE), a program run under the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health (OASH), was hosted via teleconference by the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) for an informative briefing on the regional and multi-jurisdictional work MARC does across its Environment, Data...

The KC Regional Climate Action Plan receives sustainability award from the American Planning Association
May 9, 2022May 10, 2022
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The KC Regional Climate Action Plan receives sustainability award from the American Planning Association

Last week, the Kansas City Regional Climate Action Plan received an Award for Excellence in Sustainability from the American Planning Association. The annual awards honor projects, plans, policies, individuals, and organizations whose work is dedicated to supporting sustainable communities. The plan was recognized for extraordinary achievement in the state or regional category. Pictured is Tom...

Leaders and subject experts convene for KC Regional Climate Action Summit
April 19, 2022April 19, 2022
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Leaders and subject experts convene for KC Regional Climate Action Summit

Six hundred people filled Yardley Hall inside the Midwest Trust Center on Saturday, April 9, to see presentations from eleven local and visiting speakers, musical guests, and an informative panel on elected leadership and climate action. Climate Action KC (CAKC) partnered with the Mid-America Regional Council to put on the event, with Johnson County Community...

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