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.
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