Detroit Climate Action Plan

Climate change is here. And Detroit has some serious, and life-impacting, decisions to make. Now.

Scientists around the world acknowledge that climate change will have serious environmental, public health, and economic consequences from which it will be increasingly difficult to recover. Whether Detroiters know it or not, we are impacted by those changes in our daily lives. This is not business as usual. The truth, however, is that we can make changes in our own community—neighborhoods, businesses large and small, City operations—that will work toward a healthy, sustainable tomorrow.

The Detroit Climate Action Plan begins to lay out a path forward to a healthy, resilient city for everyone.

The Detroit Climate Action Plan is the result of deep collaboration. Thousands of hours of research, brainstorming, and meetings with collaborators including University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Michigan State University. Business supporters include Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp., DTE Energy Co., Detroit Salt Co. and Data Driven Detroit. (See the report for the full list.)

Come join us on this journey.


DWEJ commissioned 3 studies working in conjunction with reputable,scientific-based organizations in our backyard.