Chicago Climate Action Plan

From Open Energy Information


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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