Learn How Maryland Is Responding to Climate Change at #MACoCon

Don’t get caught out in the rain! Learn how Maryland plans on addressing the effects of climate change and reducing its current and future greenhouse gas emissions at the 2017 MACo Winter Conference.

Rising Tides: Charting Maryland’s New Climate Change Path

Description

While Maryland is on track to reach its previous greenhouse gas reduction goals of 25% by 2025, the State recently set a new goal of 40% by 2030. The Maryland Commission on Climate Change is now considering what mitigation actions need to be taken to reach the 40% goal (and even surpass it). Additionally, the Commission is also determining what land use and adaptation strategies should be taken to address the current and pending effects of climate change, such as flooding and severe weather. Many of these policies will have direct consequences for counties. Panelists will discuss pending mitigation and adaptation strategies for climate change and offer their views on how Maryland and the counties should be confronting this issue.

Speakers

  • Benjamin Grumbles, Chair, Maryland Commission on Climate Change and Secretary of the Environment, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Mike Tidwell, Co-Chair, Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Working Group, Maryland Commission on Climate Change and Executive Director, Chesapeake Climate Action Network
  • Michael Powell, Co-Chair, Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Working Group, Maryland Commission on Climate Change, and Member, Gordon Feinblatt LLC

Date & Time: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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