Chicago Climate Action Plan

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Chicago's Climate Action Plan addresses both mitigation of and adaptation to climate change and encompasses the entire city (rather than only City operations). The plan contains a high-level overview of Chicago's climate action initiatives, including 26 mitigation strategies and nine adaptation strategies.

Community Information
Name Chicago, IL
Type City
Population 2,860,000[2]
Community Energy Goals Reduce GHG emissions 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050 (1990 baseline)
Baseline 32.3 MMTCO2e (1990)


Each action is coupled with a quantitative GHG reduction potential (including total reduction potential; reduction per participant; and annual cost savings per participant or household), the targeted sector (government, business, residential), and a high-level overview. Co-benefits (e.g., job creation, water savings, economic savings) are also identified, but not quantitatively detailed.


  1.  "Chicago Climate Action Plan"
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