Maine Climate Council Quarterly Meetings

For more information about these meetings, please contact Cassaundra Rose.

Upcoming Meetings

Maine Climate Council optional webinar

Date: September 25, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Virtual meeting

Contact Name: Cassaundra Rose, PhD
Contact Phone: 207-530-0424

Register in advance for this webinar: https://mainestate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v2EUYdOeR7qlxMN0yBaS9A

This optional webinar for Maine Climate Council members will allow them to ask questions of representatives from the MCC's Scientific and Technical Subcommittee about their report, Scientific Assessment of Climate Change and Its Effects in Maine. This webinar is open to the public in listening mode but will not feature open Q&A.

You can find this report at https://www.maine.gov/future/initiatives/climate/climate-council/reports.

Maine Climate Council optional webinar

Date: September 29, 2020
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Virtual meeting

Contact Name: Cassaundra Rose, PhD
Contact Phone: 207-530-0424

Register in advance for this webinar: https://mainestate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jzuxtmdcTPKC8y7TO16Ovw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

This optional webinar for Maine Climate Council members will allow them to ask questions of representatives from the University of Maine's Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions about their Equity Assessment of Working Group Recommendations. This webinar is open to the public in listening mode but will not feature open Q&A.

You can find this report at https://www.maine.gov/future/initiatives/climate/climate-council/reports.

Maine Climate Council

Date: October 1, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Virtual meeting (details coming soon in agenda)

Contact Name: Cassaundra Rose, PhD
Contact Phone: 207-624-7487

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gcRRaMJvQuGWj769ADio7Q

Maine Climate Council

Date: October 21, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Virtual meeting (details coming soon in agenda)

Contact Name: Cassaundra Rose, PhD
Contact Phone: 207-624-7487

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KUSFc7PcTeW8qc-zWQXJYQ

Maine Climate Council

Date: November 12, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Virtual meeting (details coming soon in agenda)

Contact Name: Cassaundra Rose, PhD
Contact Phone: 207-624-7487

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WNc5ZMi2ceTT2RCdzcG6ohQ

Meeting Archive

Maine Climate Council

Date: September 26, 2019 - September 26, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Maple Hill Farm, Hallowell, Maine

Contact Name: Cassaundra Rose, PhD
Contact Phone: 207-624-7487

This was the inaugural meeting of the Maine Climate Council. Please see the slides below for an overview of the goals and legislative charge for the Maine Climate Council and a series of scientific presentations and stories about the impacts of climate change on our state. Governor Janet Mills and former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy gave keynote presentations at the conclusion of the meeting.

Video recordings of the talks from this meeting can be found on the Maine Climate Council YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoEvQyLC6jBaUcO7XtGi_qA

Maine Climate Council

Date: January 29, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Dr, Augusta

Contact Name: Cassaundra Rose, PhD
Contact Phone: 207-624-7487

This was the second quarterly meeting of the Maine Climate Council. The meeting featured a presentation by the Department of Environmental Protection about their newly released Eighth Biennial Report on Progress toward Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals; Scientific and Technical Subcommittee presentations about their initial summary of the effects of climate change on Maine; and presentations and break-out discussions of the draft scopes of each working group.

You can view the recorded live-stream video of this meeting on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoEvQyLC6jBaUcO7XtGi_qA; click Videos and then Live Streams.

The Scientific and Technical Subcommittee presentations, based on their draft report, Scientific Assessment of Climate Change and Its Effects in Maine, Phase I Working Document, covered the effects of climate change in Maine on: Temperature, precipitation, and extreme weather trends Hydrology, drought, and freshwater quality Ocean temperatures, ocean acidification, and sea level rise and storm surge Biodiversity and ecosystems on land and in the ocean Forestry and forest ecosystems Agriculture Human health Maine's economy

To download the Scientific Assessment of Climate Change and Its Effects in Maine, Phase I Working Document, visit https://www.maine.gov/future/sites/maine.gov.future/files/inline-files/MCCSTSPhaseIFINALWORKINGDOCUMENT2.18.20.pdf.

To download the Eighth Biennial Report on Progress toward Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals, visit http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/attach.php?id=1933469&an=1.

Maine Climate Council

Date: June 17, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Virtual meeting (details in agenda)

Contact Name: Cassaundra Rose, PhD
Contact Phone: 207-624-7487

This is Day 1 of the June 2020 quarterly meeting of the Maine Climate Council. During this meeting, the MCC working groups presented greenhouse gas mitigation and climate change adaptation strategy recommendations to members of the Maine Climate Council. The full recording of this meeting will be released soon.

You can view the Dr. Nirav Shah's (Maine Center for Disease Control) introductory remarks about the nexus between climate change and the COVID-19 response on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfWX3HwLMZs.

The following working groups presented their recommendations during the first day of the quarterly meeting: 1. Buildings, Infrastructure, and Housing 2. Transportation 3. Energy

Maine Climate Council

Date: June 18, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Virtual meeting (details in agenda)

Contact Name: Cassaundra Rose, PhD
Contact Phone: 207-624-7487

This is Day 2 of the June 2020 quarterly meeting of the Maine Climate Council. During this meeting, the MCC working groups presented greenhouse gas mitigation and climate change adaptation strategy recommendations to members of the Maine Climate Council. The recording of this meeting will be released soon.

The following working groups presented their recommendations during the first day of the quarterly meeting: 1. Community Resilience Planning, Public Health, and Emergency Management 2. Coastal and Marine 3. Natural and Working Lands

Maine Climate Council

Date: September 9, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Virtual meeting (details coming soon in agenda)

Contact Name: Cassaundra Rose, PhD
Contact Phone: 207-530-0424

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tpWdOd7ZQAe5p4nmnZjhYg

Please visit https://www.maine.gov/future/initiatives/climate/climate-council/reports to find the latest reports associated with this meeting.

Maine Climate Council

Date: September 16, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Virtual meeting (details in agenda)

Contact Name: Cassaundra Rose, PhD
Contact Phone: 207-624-7487

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Yq596hxFTS60-gJw6qfyrg

Please visit https://www.maine.gov/future/initiatives/climate/climate-council/reports to find the latest reports associated with this meeting.

Maine Climate Council optional webinar

Date: September 21, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Virtual meeting

Contact Name: Cassaundra Rose, PhD
Contact Phone: 207-530-0424

Register in advance for this webinar: https://mainestate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN78Rn38hTaOQlnMo-HyNQw

This optional webinar for Maine Climate Council members will allow them to ask questions of representatives from ERG and Synapse about their report, Assessing the Impacts Climate Change May Have on the State's Economy, Revenues, and Investment Decisions. This webinar is open to the public in listening mode but will not feature open Q&A.

You can find this report at https://www.maine.gov/future/initiatives/climate/climate-council/reports.