Regional Climate Action

East-West Gateway Council of Governments is taking the lead on developing a St. Louis Regional Climate Action Plan, funded by the EPA's Climate Pollution Reduction Grant program. The plan will help our region coordinate efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other harmful pollutants, and track our progress by continuing regional GHG inventories. (Find the regional GHG inventories from 2010 and 2015 here.) The plan is intended to identify projects to reduce GHG emissions and prepare to leverage the many federal funding opportunities available to implement them. Click here for additional details about the plan and timeline.

The states of Illinois and Missouri are conducting state-wide plans under the same program. You can find information on the Missouri process here, and the Ilinois process here.

Updates / How to Contribute

Information about the Climate Action Plan was rolled out at the September OneSTL Sustainability Lab (view the recording here). OneSTL partners discussed opportunities to submit a collaborative, regional application for a Climate Pollution Reduction implementation grant and collaborated with the State of Missouri on an application, which was due April 1, 2024. In order to be eligible for an implementation grant, projects had to be covered in a Priority Climate Action Plan. Priority Climate Action Plans were due to the EPA by March 1, 2024. The submitted plans are available below: 

St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area
State of Missouri
State of Illinois

A full Climate Action Plan for the St. Louis region will be completed by August of 2025. To stay up to date about the planning process, subscribe to the OneSTL monthly newsletter here. You can also reach the planning team with questions here.

Don't wait for the climate action plan to start decarbonizing your home or business! Click here to find out more about current incentives available for solar, energy efficient appliances, and more.