Governor John Bel Edwards’ Executive Order #8 created a Climate Initiative Task Force (CITF) to recommend policies to reduce Louisiana’s net emissions to 0 by 2050 to improve the health and welfare of the people of Louisiana and advance Louisiana’s economic and energy profile. In 2022 the CITF approved and Governor Edwards adopted the Louisiana Climate Action Plan containing broad strategies and specific actions calibrated for LA’s GHG reduction goals. The Climate Action Plan’s three policy pillars are Renewable Electricity Generation, Industrial Electrification, and Industrial Fuel Switching to Low- and No-Carbon Hydrogen.  

Funding made available by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act has allowed Louisiana to move forward on many of the projects and programs contained in the Climate Action Plan. In 2023, Louisiana also received a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to prepare a priority climate action plan, apply for up to $200 million in implementation funding, and then complete an updated comprehensive climate action plan.  

Points of Contact

MRD Contact

Resources and Presentations

Climate Change and Implications for the Gulf Coast Region 

Structure, Process, and Next Steps 

Utilizing Structured Decision-Making to Support the Climate Initiatives Task Force 

You can sign up for updates from the Climate Initiative Task Force here.