On Wednesday, May 27, organizations from across the state hosted a webinar on the Maine Climate Council, which is drafting a new Climate Action Plan for Maine this year. That plan will include recommendations to reduce Maine’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 45% by 2030 and at least 80% by 2050. It will also include recommendations for the state to aid communities in adapting to climate change, and to create a clean energy economy for everyone across our rural state. Sign our petition calling for a strong and equitable Climate Action Plan for Maine!
During the webinar, speakers gave an overview of the Climate Council’s work and representatives from each of the council’s working groups presented on the policies they are considering. You can watch the video recording here! A transcribed version will be uploaded soon. Video recordings of some of the working group Q&A sessions are available below.
Buildings, Infrastructure and Housing Working Group
Jeff Marks, Senior Policy Advocate & Maine Director, Acadia Center
Transportation Working Group – Video Recording
Michael Williams, Deputy Director, Bluegreen Alliance
Energy Working Group
Greg Cunningham, Vice President & Director, Clean Energy and Climate Change, Conservation Law Foundation
Coastal and Marine Working Group
Ivy Frignoca, Casco Baykeeper, Friends of Casco Bay
Community Resilience Planning, Public Health & Emergency Management Working Group – Video Recording
Rebecca Boulous, Executive Director, Maine Public Health Association
Natural & Working Lands Working Group – Video Recording
Eliza Donoghue, Director of Advocacy and Staff Attorney, Maine Audubon