Climate Change Reports & Factsheets

This page features climate change-related reports and factsheets from the Governor's Office of Policy Innovation and the Future. These reports are separate from the work of the Maine Climate Council

Sept. 29: Update to Maine Climate Council on Climate Funding and Legislation (PDF)

Funding Proposals for Climate Action (PDF, May 17 2021), a summary of proposed climate investments in the Governor’s recently released “Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan (link),” a $140 million bond package, and a supplemental budget for the upcoming biennium.

Municipal Climate Resilience Activities and Readiness Interviews Report

The “Municipal Climate Resilience Activities and Readiness Interviews” report was commissioned by GOPIF to understand better the scope and scale of activities being taken at the municipal level – and supporting activities at regional and state levels – to address the causes and impacts of climate change. The report is based on 53 interviews conducted during August and September, 2020. The project aimed for a representative sample of communities and organizations statewide. GOPIF will use this report to inform the implementation of the state’s climate action plan.

Hydrofluorocarbons Factsheet

Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are a climate “super-pollutant”: greenhouse gases with hundreds to thousands of times the heat-trapping power of carbon dioxide (CO2). Read more in our factsheet.

Sea Level Rise Factsheet

Sea level rise from human-driven climate change poses a substantial and growing challenge for our waterfront and shorefront communities, industries, and environments. Read more in our factsheet