City of Saint Paul

Not verified
Country of Headquarters
United States of America (USA)
Scopes of Emissions in Inventory
Pathway Roadmap Developed?
Yes – formally adopted
Status of Strategy
Implementing
Terminology Tags

Carbon Neutrality Pledge

0%
0%
Pledge to Reach Net Zero by 
Pledge to Reach Carbon Neutrality by 2050
% progress
Scope of Emissions Included
Scope 1, Scope 2
Target Type
Community
Year Goal was Publicly Announced
2019
Target Status
Implementing Pathway Plan
Terminology Tags
Carbon Neutral

Achieve carbon neutrality in city operations by 2030 and citywide by 2050.

2050
Implementing Pathway Plan
Same as inventory boundary
Same as inventory boundary
Location-based method
All operations in inventory boundary
Not verified
Other
2015

Pathways

General approach and action plan 
Roadmap Developed?
Yes - formally adopted
Status of Strategy
Implementing
General Pillars of Strategy
Energy efficiency, Conservation, Renewables or low-carbon energy, Customer education, Product/service transformation, Waste reduction/circular
Energy efficiency, Conservation, Renewables or low-carbon energy, Customer education, Product/service transformation, Waste reduction/circular
Year Adopted
2019
Terminology Tags
Carbon Neutral

The City of Saint Paul, in partnership with the Great Plains Institute, developed a Climate Action & Resilience Plan adopted by the City Council in December 2019. The plan focuses on achieving carbon neutrality for city operations by 2030 and citywide by 2050. This work includes compiling data on energy use, transportation emissions, waste management, and water treatment and distribution. The City of Saint Paul’s strategies not only empower residents with everyday actions but also empower the City with policies that drastically cut emissions, adapt to the changing climate, and improve the quality of life in the city.

No alignment
No

not defined

Yes
Yes
Yes
Energy/fuel management, Policy engagement, Customer education
Operational adjustments, Adaptation/resilience

About

City of Saint Paul

Description

The City of Saint Paul is taking ambitious action to eliminate its contribution to global climate change by adopting a goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 and reducing emissions 50% by 2030 from business-as-usual. The Saint Paul Climate Action and Resilience Plan, adopted in December 2019, includes both initiatives to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and strategies to reduce vulnerabilities for a more equitable and resilient Saint Paul.

City of Headquarters
Scope of Emissions Included
UNFCCC Categories Included
Inventory Verification Status
Not verified
Government (Subnational)
City
501 - 10,000
United States of America (USA)
300,001 - 400,000
energycoordinator@ci.stpaul.mn.us
Supervisors or City Council
Community Scale
ICLEI
CDP
No
All (CO2e)
City of Saint Paul, Minnesota
Operational Control
2021
Calendar Year
Location-Based Method
Stationary combustion of fuels in any stationary equipment including boilers, furnaces, burners, turbines, heaters, incinerators, engines, flares, etc., GHG emissions from mobile sources (e.g. emissions produced by the combustion of fuels in engines used for transportation, construction, agriculture, and forestry).
Indirect emissions from purchased electricity, Indirect emissions from purchased heat, Indirect emissions from purchased cooling
Not verified
Scope 1, Scope 2

Similar Actors

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Southern Company Services

0% Progress
Target year: 2050
0%
Target year: 2050
Type of Pledge: Net-Zero
Scope emissions: Scope 1, Scope 2, Scope 3