In 1993 the Saint Paul Environmental-Economic Partnership Project (EEPP) was initiated to implement the City’s Urban CO2 Reduction Plan, a 20-year effort. Implementation of the CO2 Reduction Plan has resulted in significant economic and environmental savings and ultimately will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 960,000 tons per year, at a total cost savings of $59,000,000.

Award Recognition

In 2000, the ICLEI awarded the EEPP a Local Initiatives Award for its development and implementation of a comprehensive, long-term plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen the local economy.