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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 26 members representing State agencies and legislature, local government, business, environmental non-profit organizations, organized labor, philanthropic interests, and the State University system. The work of the Commission is supported by a Steering Committee and 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. 

 
 

The Draft Greenhouse Emissions Gas Reduction Act (GGRA) Plan is available here​


Meetings and Events

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Calendar Link 
 

Upcoming Public Meetings

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  • February 27, 2020 -  10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC) Steering Committee meeting at Maryland Department of the Environment. 
  • March 4, 2020 - 12:30 - 2:30 pm - GGRA Draft Plan Public Engagement WEBINAR
  • March 17, 2020 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC) Mitigation Work Group (MWG) meeting at the Maryland Department of the Environment. 
  • March 18, 2020 - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm - Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC) Education, Communication, and Outreach (ECO) Work Group at Maryland Department of the Environment. 
  • March 26, 2020 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC) Steering Committee meeting at the Maryland Department of the Environment. 
  • April 15, 2020 -  10:30 am - 12:00 pm - Maryland Climate Change Commission (MCCC) Education, Communication, and Outreach (ECO) Work Group at Maryland Department of the Environment. 
  • April 20, 2020 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm - Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC) Quarterly Meeting at the Maryland Department of the Environment.
  • April 23, 2020 -  10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC) Steering Committee meeting at the Maryland Department of the Environment.
  • April 28, 2020 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC) Mitigation Work Group (MWG) meeting at the Maryland Department of the Environment. 
  • May 11, 2020 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm -  Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC) Adaptation and Resiliency Work Group (ARWG) meeting at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
  • May 12, 2020 -  10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC) Mitigation Work Group meeting at the Maryland Department of the Environment. 
  • May 20, 2020 -  10:30 am - 12:00 pm - Maryland Climate Change Commission (MCCC) Education, Communication, and Outreach (ECO) Work Group at Maryland Department of the Environment. 
  • May 28, 2020 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC) Steering Committee meeting at the Maryland Department of the Environment.
  • June 15, 2020 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm - Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC) Quarterly Meeting at the Maryland Department of the Environment.
  • June 17, 2020 -  10:30 am - 12:00 pm - Maryland Climate Change Commission (MCCC) Education, Communication, and Outreach (ECO) Work Group at Maryland Department of the Environment. 
  • June 23, 2020 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC) Mitigation Work Group (MWG) meeting at the Maryland Department of the Environment.
  • June 25, 2020 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC) Steering Committee meeting at the Maryland Department of the Environment.
  • July 14, 2020 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC) Mitigation Work Group (MWG) meeting at the Maryland Department of the Environment. 
  • July 15, 2020 - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm - Maryland Climate Change Commission (MCCC) Education, Communication, and Outreach (ECO) Work Group at Maryland Department of the Environment. 

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​​

Chris Hoagland, Program Manager
Climate Change Program
Maryland Department of the Environment
Chris.Hoagland@maryland.gov

The Maryland Commission on Climate Change is interested in hearing from you. Please send written comments to Christopher.Beck@maryland.gov

PIO Contact: 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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