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...
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Midwest Climate Collaborative developing regional research agenda
The Midwest Climate Collaborative, which launched in January 2022, is a cross-sector member organization that aims to advance climate action in the region. One of its projects seeks to develop a Midwest-wide Research Agenda
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
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
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
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
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...
Save the date: 2022 Regional Climate Action Summit
Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 9, so you don’t miss the 2022 Regional Climate Action Summit. Click the link to view our registration page, with admission prices and information on scholarship sponsoring. The event will feature an in-person expo for sponsors and partners, a VIP reception, and notable local and regional keynote speakers in...
Climate Action KC debuts on global stage at COP26 Conference
At the COP26 global conference in November 2021, Roeland Park Mayor Mike Kelly shared examples of CAKC's efforts in the Kansas City metropolitan area, including the Regional Climate Action Plan and the Renewables Direct program available to municipalities in our area. The panel was broadcast live worldwide.
Input needed for Kansas City climate planning
The City of Kansas City, Missouri is in the process of updating the 2008 KCMO Climate Action Plan, and they need your participation! The city is integrating the framework provided by our Climate Action KC Regional Plan into the municipal plan update. Help them develop these ideas by participating in an online survey.