Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC)

The Maryland Commission on Climate Change is charged with advising the Governor and General Assembly on ways to mitigate the causes of, prepare for, and adapt to the consequences of climate change and maintaining and strengthening the State's existing Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan. Commission priorities include building broader partnerships with federal, State and local governments and the private sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for the likely impacts of climate change in Maryland, better communicating with and educating Marylanders about the urgency of the challenge and options to address it, and establishing action plan goals and timetables for implementation.

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About the Commission

​Maryland has documented a sea level rise of more than one foot in the last century, increasing water temperatures in the Chesapeake Bay, more rain and flooding in the winter and spring and more arid summers. Maryland's people and their property, natural environment and public investments are extremely vulnerable to climate change impacts.

The Commission, originally created by a 2007 Executive Order, was strengthened by a 2014 Executive Order and 2015 legislation with requirements to expand the Commission membership and maintain a comprehensive action plan, with 5-year benchmarks, to achieve science-based reductions in Maryland's greenhouse gas emissions. The Commission meets at least four times per year. Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed. The time, date and location for Commission meetings may be found on the calendar on this page. Meetings are open to the public.

The Commission is supported by a Steering Committee and four working groups. These working groups represent diverse stakeholder interests and bring broad perspective and expertise to the Commission's work. The time, date and location for Steering Committee and Working Groups' meetings may be found on the calendar on this page.

For information about the Maryland Commission on Climate Change, please contact Brian Hug:
Email:Brian.Hug@maryland.gov ​​
Phone: 1-800-633-6101 or 1-800-735-2258 (TTY via MD Relay Service)

The Maryland Commission on Climate Change is interested in hearing from you. Please send an email to climate.change@maryland.gov with your comments or recommendations.


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For a comprehensive list of documents related to Climate Change in Maryland, please click here.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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