WHO WE ARE
A group of motivated people who embrace the principle of partnership. Climate-Smart Municipalities (CSM) is a multi-partner inter-generational collaboration between Minnesota and Germany with twelve cities at its core.
Sustainability, climate protection, climate adaptation, renewable energy, and energy efficiency are central topics for this international exchange. “Together, we are smarter!”
The CSM project is a part of the
International Energy Partnerships Project at the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment.
WHAT WE DO
Climate-Smart Municipalities connects diverse international stakeholders and leaders in local and state government, politics, business, the nonprofit sector, academia, and the public to learn from each other and to accelerate the transition to a more efficient and climate-friendly energy future at the local level.
NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS:
Our partners: 2 countries, 13 cities, and more than a dozen government, nonprofit, business, and academic institutions, including Minnesota's Climate Change Subcabinet.
“Minnesota has come together as a
state, bridging ideological differences, to implement a clean energy future for cities, rural communities, businesses, industry and individuals. The German experience has catalyzed this effort.”
-Mike Reese, director for renewable energy,
West Central Research and Outreach Center,
University of Minnesota