providing an overview of the draft strategies being considered

Webinar with Maine Climate Council coordinator, working group members

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    On Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 6 p.m., the Belfast Area Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) will host a webinar featuring Cassaundra Rose, coordinator for the Maine Climate Council, and representatives from the Council’s working groups.

    The Maine Climate Council has been developing a State Climate Action Plan to address climate change that will be finalized by December 1. Cassaundra Rose, senior science analyst and Climate Council coordinator with the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future, will provide an overview of the draft strategies being considered by the Climate Council. She will also discuss the challenge of making these policies equitable for all Mainers and initial recommendations from an equity assessment of the strategies.

    The Maine Climate Council tapped the University of Maine’s Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions to assist with its efforts to improve equity outcomes of the state Climate Action Plan. The Center will provide expertise to the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future to help determine how the Climate Council’s strategies for reducing carbon emissions and adapting to climate change can benefit underserved residents and communities.

    The Mitchell Center’s work complements the Climate Council’s establishment of a new equity advisory group, which will offer ongoing guidance and input on the creation of the four-year Climate Action Plan. The Mitchell Center will provide a full report summarizing its findings and recommendations to the Maine Climate Council at its September 9 meeting. A preview of these recommendations will be made at the webinar on September 1.

    Dr. Rose has more than ten years of climate research, science communications and policy experience, with expertise in long-term shifts in land and oceanographic environments and their variability. She holds a MS in geology from the University of California, Riverside, and a doctorate in earth and environmental science from Columbia University.

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