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Minnesota Climate Donor Table Meeting

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Join the Minnesota Climate Donor Table for their summer meeting. This meeting will feature a briefing and discussion with key leaders working on state implementation of federal climate funding, a discussion of reauthorization of funding for the Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund, and a final presentation on the Minnesota philanthropic landscape as it relates to climate funding and the state’s climate action plan. Based on what is presented in these first three components of the meeting, the final portion will focus on discerning a limited number of joint action priorities for the table to work on as it strives to move toward collective action and impact.

Meeting Agenda

10:00 – Introductions

10:15 – State Implementation of Federal Climate Funding – Presentation and Discussion

  • Kate Knuth, Climate Director, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • Pete Wyckoff, Assistant Commissioner for Energy, Climate and the Environment, Minnesota Department of Commerce
  • Peter Klein, Executive Director, Minnesota Climate Innovation Finance Agency

11:30 – Lunch

12:00 – Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund

  • Mike Harley, Executive Director, Environmental Initiative
  • Sharon Nordrum, Artist and Culture Bearer, Red Lake Band Member

12:15 – Minnesota Climate Landscape Assessment Presentation and Q&A

1:00 – Discussion of Possible Climate Donor Table Action Priorities

2:00 – Adjourn

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