Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC)

The Maryland Commission on Climate Change is charged with advising the Governor and General Assembly on ways to mitigate the causes of, prepare for, and adapt to the consequences of climate change and maintaining and strengthening the State's existing Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan. Commission priorities include building broader partnerships with federal, State and local governments and the private sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for the likely impacts of climate change in Maryland, better communicating with and educating Marylanders about the urgency of the challenge and options to address it, and establishing action plan goals and timetables for implementation.


Meeting Calendar


Download the 2016 Annual Report

About the Commission

Maryland has documented a sea level rise of more than one foot in the last century, increasing water temperatures in the Chesapeake Bay, more rain and flooding in the winter and spring and more arid summers. Maryland's people and their property, natural environment and public investments are extremely vulnerable to climate change impacts.

The Commission, originally created by a 2007 Executive Order, was strengthened by a 2014 Executive Order and 2015 legislation with requirements to expand the Commission membership and maintain a comprehensive action plan, with 5-year benchmarks, to achieve science-based reductions in Maryland's greenhouse gas emissions. The Commission meets at least four times per year. Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed. The time, date and location for Commission meetings may be found on the calendar on this page. Meetings are open to the public.

The Commission is supported by a Steering Committee and four working groups. These working groups represent diverse stakeholder interests and bring broad perspective and expertise to the Commission's work. The time, date and location for Steering Committee and Working Groups' meetings may be found on the calendar on this page.

For information about the Maryland Commission on Climate Change, please contact Brian Hug:
Phone: 1-800-633-6101 or 1-800-735-2258 (TTY via MD Relay Service)​

The Maryland Commission on Climate Change is interested in hearing from you. Please send an email to with your comments or recommendations.


Working Groups

The Education, Communications and Outreach Working Group is working to address specific communication needs throughout the year focusing on message development & strategy, outreach & education, grassroots & policy and deliverables.

Click here​ to read the 2017 / 2018 Climate Change Outreach Plan.

ECO has a standing meeting on the third Wednesday of each month, 10:30 a.m. – Noon at MDE

The next meeting will be held on June 12, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at MDE

May 17, 2017

April 19, 2017

No Meeting in March, 2017

February 15, 2017

January 18, 2017

No Meeting in December, 2016


November 16, 2016

October 19, 2016


September 21, 2016


No Meeting in August, 2016.


July 20, 2016


June 15, 2016


May 18, 2016


April 20, 2016


March 16, 2016


No Meeting in February, 2016


January 14,2016


December 10, 2015


November 12, 2015


August 6, 2015 Upper Marlboro


August 4, 2015 Sunderland


July 28, 2015 Western Maryland


July 16, 2015 Eastern Shore


July 14, 2015 Baltimore


May 14, 2015


January 7, 2015


Additional Documents


Books graphic

Frequently-Accessed Publications

Plans and Reports

Laws and Executive Orders

2016 Work Plans

For a comprehensive list of documents related to Climate Change in Maryland, please click here.