Maryland Commission on Climate Change

During its 2015 session, the Maryland General Assembly codified the MCCC into law, officially charging the Commission 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 MDE Secretary Ben Grumbles and consists of 26 members representing State agencies and 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 least four times per year, with additional meetings scheduled as needed. The time, date and location of Commission 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 meeting will be held on October 16, 2019.

Meeting Materials

expand Meeting Date: 8/8/2019
  Transportation and Climate Initiative Update
expand Meeting Date: 6/20/2019
  Presentation on Working Group Priorities
  Presentation on GGRA Draft Plan Overview
expand Meeting Date: 11/15/2018
expand Meeting Date: 10/23/2018
expand Meeting Date: 9/18/2018
  GGRA Modeling Update
  Economic Impact of Policy Scenario One
expand Meeting Date: 6/19/2018
  Working Group Updates
expand Meeting Date: 4/24/2018
  ARWG 2018 Work Plan
  MWG Work Plan
  Economy, Society and Environment
expand Meeting Date: 11/8/2017
expand Meeting Date: 10/24/2017
  2017 MCCC Report Outline
expand Meeting Date: 9/20/2017
expand Meeting Date: 6/21/2017
  Meeting Notes
  Climate Change Outreach Plan 2017-2018
  Status Report: What Do We Know About 40 by 30?
expand Meeting Date: 4/19/2017
  2017 Work Schedule & MCCC Annual Report Timeline
  New and Enhanced Programs
  Meeting Notes
  Working Group Plans: Education Communications & Outreach Workgroup Workplan Draft
  Working Group Plans: Mitigation Working Group Workplan
expand Meeting Date: 11/9/2016
expand Meeting Date: 10/21/2016
  2016 Draft Annual Report Recommendations: Adaptation and Response Working Group
  2016 Draft Annual Report Recommendations: Mitigation Working Group
expand Meeting Date: 9/19/2016
  Maryland Commission on Climate Change Operational Policies
  Draft Report Writing Timeline
  Scientific and Technical Working Group 2016 Annual Report Contributions and Recommendations
expand Meeting Date: 6/20/2016
  Meeting Notes
  2016 Priorities: Short-Term ARWG Recommendations
  2016 Priorities: STWG Potential Recommendations
  2016 Priorities: Presentation - Key Issues
  New Member Orientation
  New Member Orientation Presentation: ARWG Introduction
  SB 323 GGRA Reauthorization
expand Meeting Date: 4/18/2016
  Description of the Commission
expand Meeting Date: 10/29/2015
  Meeting Notes
  MCCC Concept Paper
expand Meeting Date: 10/22/2015
  Meeting Notes
  ECO Working Group Roster
expand Meeting Date: 10/9/2015
expand Meeting Date: 9/8/2015
  Meeting Notes
expand Meeting Date: 8/5/2015
expand Meeting Date: 7/16/2015
  Meeting Notes
expand Meeting Date: 6/29/2015
expand Meeting Date: 5/26/2015
  Meeting Minutes
  Handout 1 - Overview of Commission Law
  Handout 3 - Key Products Needed
  Handout 5 - Schedule of Commission Meetings
expand Meeting Date: 2/27/2015
expand Meeting Date: 1/20/2015
expand Meeting Date: 12/8/2014