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In 2007, The Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC) was established by Executive Order (01.01.2007.07) and charged with developing an action plan and firm timetable for mitigation of and adaptation to the likely consequences and impacts of climate change in Maryland, including strategies to reduce Maryland's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As a result of the work of more than 100 stakeholders and experts, the MCCC produced a climate action plan which was the catalyst for the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act (GGRA) of 2009. In 2014, a second Executive Order (01.01.2014.14) expanded the scope of the MCCC and its membership to include ​non-state government participants.

During its 2015 session, the Maryland General Assembly codified the MCCC into law, maintaining many of the tasks and responsibilities that had been assigned under the 2014 Executive Order; and 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 members representing state agencies and the legislature, local government, business, environmental non-profit and philanthropic organizations, organized labor, and the State University system. The work of the Commission is supported by four Work Groups. The members of the Work Groups are appointed by the Commission Chair, and embody both public and private interests in climate change, including representatives of academic institutions, renewable and traditional energy providers, environmental organizations, government agencies, labor organizations, and business interests. For more information on Work Groups, please see them listed below.
 

Upcoming Meetings


Subject to changes. In light of the pandemic, these meetings will be held as virtual meetings online. All are open to the public. 
  • July 9, 2020 - 3:00 - 5:00 pm - MCCC Mitigation Work Group Buildings Ad Hoc Group meeting via Google Meet: meet.google.com/yiw-ziga-fpf
  • ​July 14, 2020 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC) Mitigation Work Group (MWG) meeting via Google Meet: meet.google.com/mfu-exhn-ewx
  • July 15, 2020 - 10:30 - 12:00 pm - Maryland Climate Change Commission (MCCC) Education, Communication and 
    Outreach (ECO) Work Group Meeting via Google Meet: 
    meet.google.com/kgb-szhv-ynp​
  • August 3, 2020 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm - Maryland Commission on
    Climate Change (MCCC) Adaptation and Resiliency Work
    Group
    meeting. ​
  • August 18, 2020 - 10:00 - 12:00 pm Maryland Commission on
    Climate Change (MCCC) Mitigation Work Group (MWG)
    meeting.
  • August 26, 2020 - 10:30 am Maryland Commission on
    ​Climate Change (MCCC) Education, Communication and 
    Outreach (ECO) Work Group meeting via Google Meet:
    meet.google.com/kbg-kzfz-jbj​

Fact Sheets

Climate Change fact Sheet in English image link 

These are available in English and Spanish.

2018 Sea-level Rise Report

STWG Report: Sea-level Rise Projections for Maryland 2018 

Maryland Commission on Climate Change Work Groups

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Contacts​​

The Maryland Commission on Climate Change is interested in hearing from you. Please send written comments to Program Chief christopher.beck@maryland.gov

Communications Manager susan.casey1@maryland.gov 



 

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​​Resources​

Plans

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act Plans
Work Groups Annual Plans

MCCC Annual Reports

Maryland Commission on Climate Change Annual Reports

Other Resources

​​​​​​​Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory
Laws and Executive Orders
Partners
Publications
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