Maine Climate Council Quarterly Meetings

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

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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

The recording of this meeting is available for viewing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LP9auZE8p_g.

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

The recording of this meeting can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yetGeEeZqQU.

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

On September 21, 2020 representatives from Eastern Research Group and Synapse Energy Economics presented the results of their report, "Assessing the Impacts Climate Change May Have on the State's Economy, Revenues, and Investment Decisions", to members of the Maine Climate Council. This report was commissioned by the Maine Climate Council to inform the development of the State Climate Action Plan.

This webinar recording can be found on the Maine Climate Council YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoEvQyLC6jBaUcO7XtGi_qA

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

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

On September 25, 2020 the chairs of the Climate Council's Scientific and Technical Subcommittee presented the results of their report, "Scientific Assessment of Climate Change and Its Effects in Maine", to members of the Maine Climate Council. This report is part of the State Climate Action Plan.

This webinar recording can be found on the Maine Climate Council YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoEvQyLC6jBaUcO7XtGi_qA

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

On September 29, 2020 representatives from the University of Maine's Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions presented the results of their report, "Equity Assessment of Working Group Recommendations", to members of the Maine Climate Council. This report was commissioned by the Maine Climate Council to inform the development of the State Climate Action Plan. Ambassador Maulian Dana of the Penobscot Nation and Dr. Nirav Shah of Maine's Center for Disease Control gave opening remarks before the presentation.

This webinar recording can be found on the Maine Climate Council YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoEvQyLC6jBaUcO7XtGi_qA

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

The recording of this meeting can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwzWuSkvC4A

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: October 20, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 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__VXebP03QJKeH2gumhM1Pw

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 about the Clean Energy Economy plan prepared by the Governor's Energy Office and Governor's Office of Policy Innovation and the Future.

This webinar is open to the public in listening mode but will not feature open Q&A.

Maine Climate Council

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

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

The recording of this meeting can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVOL8BSsatU

Access the Draft Detailed Maine Climate Action Plan Outline at https://www.maine.gov/future/initiatives/climate/climate-council/reports

Maine Climate Council Emissions Webinar

Date: November 2, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Virtual meeting

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

Representatives from Synapse Energy Economics presented the results of updated greenhouse gas emissions modeling to the Maine Climate Council during this webinar. This modeling was commissioned by the Maine Climate Council to inform the development of the State Climate Action Plan.

The webinar recording is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBZqOIPK9rg

The full updated modeling report is available for download at https://www.maine.gov/future/initiatives/climate/climate-council/reports

Maine Climate Council

Date: November 12, 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/WNc5ZMi2ceTT2RCdzcG6ohQ

The draft climate action plan and implementation chart are available for download at https://climatecouncil.maine.gov/reports

After registration you will receive an email with details about joining the meeting.