Maryland Commission on Climate Change Issues Annual Report

The Maryland Commission on Climate Change has released its 2020 Annual Report to the Governor and General Assembly. 

The report outlines the Commission’s work examining new recommendations, and details actions at all levels of government to combat climate change in Maryland. Notably, this year’s report comes with a Commission recommendation to establish a more ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goal requiring at least a 50 percent reduction by 2030 and achieving net-zero GHG emissions by 2045.

Also included in the report is information regarding the State’s status within important programs like the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI), and the Medium and Heavy-Duty Truck Zero-Emission Vehicle MOU.

From a Maryland Department of the Environment press release:

“Maryland continues to make real progress in finding common ground for common sense solutions to our environmental challenges, and this report reflects that commitment,” said Commission Chair and Secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment Ben Grumbles. “I thank all the members, co-chairs, and citizens involved in this effort.”

Useful Links:

MDE Press Release

MCCC 2020 Annual Report

MCCC Website