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Minneapolis Greenhouse Gas Emissions Tracking

Minneapolis is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and has adopted targets to reduce community-wide emissions 15 percent by 2015, 30 percent by 2025, and 80 percent by 2050 using 2006 as a baseline.

Citywide Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

Minneapolis greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from citywide activities have decreased 19% compared to the 2006 baseline, exceeding the 2015 reduction goal of 15%. Upcoming goals include a 30% reduction by 2025 and an 80% reduction or more by 2025.

GHG emissions decreased 1.8% in 2019 compared to the previous year. Emissions decreases from electricity and natural gas were greater than emission increases from on-road transportation, solid waste, and wastewater.

View the full 2019 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Update.

 2019 GHG Emission Bar Chart

 2019 ELec and NG GHG Emissions

 2019 GHG By Activity




 2019 GHG Scenarios



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The City also tracks GHG emissions related to its municipal operations:

2019 Municipal GHG Bar Chart


Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Protocol 

Establishing a baseline and protocol in order to measure results is an important part of this initiative. The methodology for estimating the community's greenhouse gas emissions was updated for the 2015 inventory. An updated protocol will be posted soon.

Previous Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Updates

2018 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Update (pdf)

2016 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Update (pdf)

2015 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Update (pdf)

2014 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Update (pdf)

2013 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Update (pdf)

Minneapolis Greenhouse Gas Inventories - 2006-2010 Geographic Inventory and 2010 Household Consumption Inventory (pdf)


Last updated Dec 31, 2020



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