2020 Commission  Meetings
   ​subject to changes
  • April 20
  • June 15
  • September 9
  • October 27
  • 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. These meetings are open to the public, and a portion of each meeting is set aside for public comment.

Inclement Weather Policy

An additional meeting has been called for the MCCC on October 27, 10 - 12 noon via Google Meetings: https://meet.google.com/xpp-utwa-knu​

The last Maryland Commission on Climate Change meeting of the year will be held on November 9, 2020, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., via Google Meetings: https://meet.google.com/vpt-qzzd-hds​​

Meeting Materials ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

expand Meeting Date: 9/9/2020
  The Impact of COVID Restrictions on Air Quality
  REMOTE WORK Policy Considerations and Resources
  Resiliency Framework and Metrics
expand Meeting Date: 6/15/2020
  ARWG status and the MD Coastal Adaptation Report
expand Meeting Date: 5/26/2020
  Special Briefing on FERC ORDER
expand Meeting Date: 4/20/2020
  Maryland Commission on Climate Change AGENDA
  Analyzing Preliminary Data during Covid-19 crisis
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