The Maine Climate Council was established to advise the Governor and the Legislature on mitigation, adaptation, and resilience strategies that will allow Maine to reduce the impacts of climate change on its residents, communities, industries, and ecosystems. Ellen Stern Griswold, MFT’s Policy and Research Director, is part of the Maine Climate Council’s Natural and Working Lands (NWL) Working Group, which is developing recommendations related to agriculture, forestry, and natural lands for the state’s updated climate action plan.
As the NWL Working Group considers possible strategies, they are asking for your feedback by May 13 on the current list of draft strategies that pertain to forestry, agriculture and natural lands.
Here’s the latest version of the NWL Working Group’s strategies (see pages 8-12) as well as some broader context on the Maine Climate Council’s purpose and process. As you review the draft strategies, please consider these general questions:
1) Which strategies seem particularly promising to you?
2) What is missing?
3) Do any of these strategies concern you, and if so, why?
Please send written comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 13.
For more information about the Maine Climate Council’s Natural and Working Lands Working Group’s work to date, please go to https://www.maine.gov/future/initiatives/climate/climate-council/natural-working-lands