Source: Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA)
The Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord is an agreement between six Midwestern states and one Canadian province. Participating entities include Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Manitoba; Observers include Indiana, Ohio, South Dakota, and Ontario. The Accord includes greenhouse gas reduction targets and timeframes, a market-based, multi-sector cap-and-trade mechanism, and emissions tracking, management, and crediting. Additional steps, such as low-carbon fuel standards, regional incentives and funding mechanisms, will be adopted as needed to meet emissions reduction targets.