Mitigation Working Group

The Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Working Group (GHG MWG) supports the charge of the Commission for proposing regulatory, market-based, and voluntary programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while supporting economic development and job creation. 


The GHG MWG members meet virtually monthly, hosted by the Maryland Department of the Environment. Meetings are open to everyone and include time for public comment. Meeting time, date, and Google Meetings link are listed in the Calendar on the Commission's homepage​.  

Zero Emissions (ZEV) Sub Group 

MWG's ZEV Sub Group met over the winter. 

The Sub Group contracted with Energetics, ​ supporting the Nature Conservancy and the MWG to accelerate light-duty ZEV adoption across Maryland.​

Read Energetics' project results. 


MWG ​Meeting Materials                  

GHG MWG Archives


Previous mee​ting materials are here​.​​





  2023 Meetings   
  1 - 3 p.m.  
  Dates and times are subject to changes

  • ​FEBRUARY 16
  • MARCH 16​
  • ​APRIL 13
  • ​MAY 18 
  • JUNE 15
  • JULY   13
  • AUGUST 30 (changed from the 17th)
  • OCTOBER 4 (additional meeting called by chairs)​
  • OCTOBER 19
  • ​​NOVEMBER 16
  • ​DECEMBER 21​​

Mitigation of climate change is
human intervention to reduce emissions or enhance the sinks of greenhouse gases.

Mitigation measures:
In climate policy, mitigation measures are technologies, processes or practices that contribute to mitigation, for example, renewable energy (RE) technologies, waste minimization processes and public transport commuting practices. 

Mitigation option:
A technology or practice that reduces GHG emissions or enhances sinks.

Mitigation scenario:
A plausible description of the future that describes how the (studied) system responds to the implementation of mitigation policies and measures. 

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