April 11, 2023 at 12:00pm to April 12, 2023 at 4:15pm
Washington Boulevard 1
Detroit, MI 48226
Michigan faces real and costly impacts from climate change. But climate action also presents opportunities to improve health outcomes, advance justice, and grow Michigan’s economy. Governor Whitmer committed Michigan to carbon neutrality by 2050 and in April 2022 released the MI Healthy Climate Plan to chart Michigan’s path forward. Hundreds of Michiganders contributed thousands of hours of research, reflection, and conversation to create a plan that will protect our public health and the environment and help develop new clean energy jobs.
It will take concerted effort from all Michiganders to realize the Plan. Fortunately, our communities, businesses, and institutions have already stepped up and created strong momentum for us to build upon. The state of Michigan, through the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is hosting this conference to bring together and mobilize engaged stakeholders, community and business leaders, advocates, and other partners around implementing the six priority actions of the Plan:
- Commit to environmental justice and pursue the just transition.
- Clean the electric grid.
- Electrify vehicles and increase public transit.
- Repair and decarbonize homes and businesses.
- Drive clean innovation in industry.
- Protect Michigan’s land and water.