MCCC Mitigation Working Group

Mitigation Working Group

The members of each working group are appointed by the Commission Chair, and embody both the public and private interests in climate change to ensure well-balanced direction and broad expertise. 

The Mitigation Working Group supports the charge of the Commission with a focus on regulatory, market-based and voluntary programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while supporting economic development and job creation. For additional details on recent and planned activities, please see the group's Work Plan or past meeting materials posted on this page.


The MWG meets monthly at the Maryland Department of the Environment. These meetings are open to the public, and a portion of each meeting is set aside for public comment. The time, date and location for all Maryland Commission on Climate Change, Steering Committee and Working Groups meetings may be found on the MCCC Calendar

The next meeting is scheduled for December 15, 2017

Meeting Materials

expand Meeting Date: 11/17/2017
  2018 Draft Work Plan
expand Meeting Date: 10/27/2017
  TCI Presentation
expand Meeting Date: 9/15/2017
  MDOT State Agency Report
  The Case For Economy Wide Carbon Pricing
expand Meeting Date: 8/24/2017
  Meeting Notes
  Report Timeline
expand Meeting Date: 7/13/2017
  Sweetser Presentation
expand Meeting Date: 6/23/2017
  Meeting Notes
  PACE ... Presentation
expand Meeting Date: 5/11/2017
  Soil Carbon: Major Player in Maryland's Greenhouse Gas Balance - Ray Weil
  Reversing Climate Change - Restore the Soil to Save Humanity and the Planet
expand Meeting Date: 4/21/2017
  Making a Living on a Living Planet - Labor Network for Sustainability
  Supplemental Material: Beyond a Band-Aid: A discussion paper on protecting workers and communities in the great energy transition Arjun Makhijani, PH.D.
  Supplemental Material: The Impact of Climate Change on Work and Working People in Maryland - Labor Network for Sustainability
  Supplemental Material: Blog series by Brian Lombardozzi, "The True Cost of Chinese Solar Panels"
expand Meeting Date: 3/16/2017
  Meeting Notes
  Maryland Health, Communities and the Environment
  Supplemental Material: Highlights from the Maryland Climate and Health Profile Report
  Supplemental Material: MWG and ECO Working Together
expand Meeting Date: 2/24/2017
  Meeting Notes
  Presentation: Maryland's GHG Inventory: Methane
  Presentation: Methane Emissions from the Baltimore-Washington Area
expand Meeting Date: 12/19/2016
  Meeting Notes
expand Meeting Date: 11/28/2016
  Potential Priorities for the 2017 Work Plan
expand Meeting Date: 10/24/2016
  Meeting Notes
expand Meeting Date: 10/6/2016
  Meeting Notes
expand Meeting Date: 9/26/2016
  Outline of MWG Contribution to MCCC 2016 Report
  Presentation: MDOT Climate Change: Status Update and Trends Overview
  Presentation: Electric Vehicles and Maryland
expand Meeting Date: 8/22/2016
  Meeting Notes
  Presentation: Developing an MWG Recommendation on Methane Emissions
  Letter to Governor Hogan from the Maryland Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities
expand Meeting Date: 7/25/2016
  Presentation: Enhanced Efforts on Economic and Social Equity Analyses
expand Meeting Date: 6/27/2016
  MWG Work Plan
  COMAR 26.19.01 Oil and Gas Resources: Issue Papers for Stakeholder Input - June 2016
  Presentation: Overview of Methane in the Environment. Laura Lapham, PhD, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  Presentation: Oil and Gas Methane Emissions: Impacts, Sources, and Solutions. Andrew Williams, Environmental Defense Fund
expand Meeting Date: 5/23/2016
  Meeting Notes
  Presentation: The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and the Clean Power Plan
  Work Plan
expand Meeting Date: 4/25/2016
  Meeting Notes
  Presentation: Economic Impacts of Climate Action: Beyond Jobs
expand Meeting Date: 3/14/2016
  Work Plan Draft
  Short-lived Climate Pollutants White Paper
  Draft 2016 Work Plan
expand Meeting Date: 2/29/2016
  SB323 Presentation
expand Meeting Date: 11/19/2015
  GGRA Update
  MCCC Concept Paper
expand Meeting Date: 10/9/2015
expand Meeting Date: 9/3/2015
expand Meeting Date: 7/27/2015
  Scientific and Technical Working Group Presentation
expand Meeting Date: 7/23/2015
expand Meeting Date: 7/20/2015
  Meeting Notes
expand Meeting Date: 7/16/2015
  MDE Presentation - The Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Act: Where Do We Go From Here?
expand Meeting Date: 7/13/2015
  Meeting Notes
expand Meeting Date: 6/19/2015
  Multi-State ZEV Task Force
expand Meeting Date: 6/5/2015
  Land Use Strategies: MDP GGRA Responsibilities
  Draft Table of Contents for the Commission Report
expand Meeting Date: 5/21/2015
  Handout 2 - DNR's Implementation of GGRA Programs
  Handout 4 - Draft TOC for Commission Report
expand Meeting Date: 5/6/2015
  Handout 2 - MWG Roster
  Handout 4 - List of Outside Resource Assignments
  Handout 6 - A Brief Overview of Maryland’s Climate Change Efforts and Current Status
  Handout 8 - Data Needs Memo