Maine Climate Council
Saturday, March 21; 12:00pm-1:00pm
Meeting Room D, Cross Insurance Center
515 Main Street, Bangor ME
In 2019, Governor Janet Mills signed into law legislation setting greenhouse gas reduction targets of 45% below 1990 levels by 2030, and 80% below by 2050. In addition, the law created the Maine Climate Council, charged with delivering an updated Maine Climate Action Plan to the Legislature by December 2020, with updates every four years thereafter. In the fall of 2019, the Maine Climate Council commenced work on this ambitious and yet critical work to assure a vibrant future for Maine’s communities, economy, and environment.
The Maine Climate Council consists of a broad range of representation across Maine government and society. In support of the work of the Maine Climate Council a Scientific and Technical Subcommittee and six working groups were established and are actively engaged in work to meet the goals of the legislation encompassing mitigation and adaptation.
This session will offer attendees an opportunity to learn about the Maine Climate Council and to ask questions. The work of the Maine Climate Council represents the critical state-wide framework by which Maine is responding to the accelerating climate challenge.
Ivan Fernandez, University of Maine
Ellen Griswold, Maine Farmland Trust
Cassaundra Rose, Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future
Jonathan Rubin, Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, University of Maine.
Ben Sprague – Moderator
Recommended audience: high school and up