2020 Commission  Meetings
   ​subject to changes
  • April 20
  • June 15
  • September 9
  • November 9

Maryland Commission on Climate Change

During its 2015 session, the Maryland General Assembly codified the MCCC into law, officially charging the Commission on Climate Change with advising the Governor and General Assembly "on ways to mitigate the causes of, prepare for, and adapt to the consequences of climate change." The MCCC is chaired by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Ben Grumbles and consists of members representing state agencies and the legislature, local government, business, environmental non-profit organizations, organized labor, philanthropic interests, and the State University system.

Click here for the MCCC's Statement Regarding the Paris Climate Accord.


The Commission meets at MDE at least four times per year, with additional meetings scheduled as needed. The Commission and its Work Group meetings may be found on the MCCC Calendar. These meetings are open to the public, and a portion of each meeting is set aside for public comment.

Inclement Weather Policy

The next Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC) quarterly meeting will be held on Monday, April 20, 2020, 1-3 p.m.  

Meeting Materials

expand Meeting Date: 11/21/2019
  Sierra Club Letter 11/09/2019
expand Meeting Date: 11/6/2019
expand Meeting Date: 10/16/2019
  2019 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act Draft Plan
expand Meeting Date: 8/8/2019
expand Meeting Date: 6/20/2019
expand Meeting Date: 11/15/2018
expand Meeting Date: 10/23/2018
expand Meeting Date: 9/18/2018
  Working Group Draft Recommendations
  Maryland Pathways Policy Scenario 1
expand Meeting Date: 6/19/2018
  Status Report 40 by 30
expand Meeting Date: 4/24/2018
  Update on Resiliency and Adaptation
  ECO Work Plan
  STWG Work Plan
  Status Report Draft 40 by 30 Plan
expand Meeting Date: 11/8/2017
  Meeting Notes
expand Meeting Date: 10/24/2017
  Meeting Notes
expand Meeting Date: 9/20/2017
expand Meeting Date: 6/21/2017
  MCCC Agenda 6/21/2017
  2017 Work Schedule & MCCC Annual Report Timeline June to November
  2017 MCCC Annual Report Table of Contents
expand Meeting Date: 4/19/2017
  Climate Action Plan (CAP) 2.0 Presentation
  Policy Considerations for the Maryland Commission on Climate Change - Georgetown Climate Center
  Working Group Plans: Adaptation and Response Working Group Workplan Draft
  Working Group Plans: ECO Workplan Table
  Working Group Plans: Scientific and Technical Working Group Workplan
expand Meeting Date: 11/9/2016
  Meeting Notes
expand Meeting Date: 10/21/2016
  Meeting Notes
  2016 Draft Annual Report Recommendations: Education, Communication and Outreach Working Group
  2016 Draft Annual Report Recommendations: Scientific and Technical Working Group
expand Meeting Date: 9/19/2016
  Meeting Notes
  Funding Proposals
  Mitigation Working Group Potential Topics for 2016 Report
expand Meeting Date: 6/20/2016
  Commission Roster
  2016 Priorities: MWG Potential Recommendations
  2016 Priorities: Executive Summary
  Draft By-Laws
  Presentation: New Member Orientation
  HB 514 GGRA Reauthorization
  Working GroupsFunding Update: Town Creek/UMCES Funding
expand Meeting Date: 4/18/2016
  Meeting Notes
  Presentation: The Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Act of 2016
expand Meeting Date: 10/29/2015
expand Meeting Date: 10/22/2015
  Voting Document
expand Meeting Date: 10/9/2015
  Meeting Minutes
expand Meeting Date: 9/8/2015
  Presentation: The 2015 Update to the Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Act (GGRA) Plan
expand Meeting Date: 8/5/2015
  Economic Risks of Climate Change
expand Meeting Date: 7/16/2015
expand Meeting Date: 6/29/2015
expand Meeting Date: 5/26/2015
  Handout 2 - Town Creek Briefing Letter
  Handout 4 - Recommendations from the Steering Committee
expand Meeting Date: 2/27/2015
  Meeting Minutes
expand Meeting Date: 1/20/2015
  Meeting Minutes
expand Meeting Date: 12/8/2014