Climate change continues to impact the health and well-being of Ramsey County residents. Nobody is immune to these impacts but ethnically and racially diverse and socioeconomically disadvantaged communities are more vulnerable. Ramsey County is committed to partnering with county communities to:
- Reduce energy use and promote energy efficiency.
- Support residents in adapting to climate change.
- Work toward environmental justice.
- Assist underrepresented communities that have been unequally affected by climate change.
Ramsey County is developing a framework to guide the county’s response to climate change, based on the Minnesota Climate Action Framework, community feedback, input from key partnerships and guidance from internal county collaborators.
- Resilience in the Ramsey County 2040 Comprehensive Plan
- Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment
- A Changing Climate in Ramsey County
Resilient Communities Projects
- 2023 internal capacity building at the intersection of health, resilience and racial equity
- 2023 inclusive, iterative, engagement in pursuit of resilience.
- 2019 Ramsey County collaboration on energy and carbon reduction.
- 2019 Resilient Ramsey County: Building internal capacity for climate adaptation.
- 2019 Building community resilience to emergencies in vulnerable populations
- Ramsey County Food Security
- Ramsey County Natural Resource Conservation
- Ramsey and Washington Counties Food Scrap Pick Up
- Ramsey County Emergency Preparedness
- Solar Resources
Other ways to get involved
- Register for the MN Climate Adaptation Partnerships’ Midwest Climate Resilience Conference in Duluth, Oct. 25-27, 2023