Our state agencies are working together with advocates, communities, and industry to reach the new Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act targets, passed during the 2016 legislative session. We hope to see you at a Maryland Commission on Climate Change Meeting soon; they are all open to the public for input.
The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) has released the Maryland Climate and Health Profile Report, a collaboration between the University of Maryland School of Public Health and the DHMH's Environmental Health Bureau. The report projects the likely public health impacts of climate change in Maryland, in four pilot jurisdictions (Wicomico, Prince George's, and Washington Counties, and Baltimore City) and across the state.
Maryland Public Comment on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)
The first Maryland-specific stakeholder meeting for the 2016 RGGI program review is on May 27th from 10 AM - 12 PM at the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland (1800 Washington Blvd).
Attendees will get background information from MDE, and have opportunity to engage in the discussion about a carbon cap and implementation of funds generated by RGGI. Call into the meeting: (605) 475-4000, access code 997763#.
New USGCRP Report: Climate Change Growing Threat to Human Health
Children are Most Vulnerable to Climate Change: Special Report from The Future of Children
This issue of The Future of Children, a collaboration between the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Brookings Institution, outlines the likely consequences of climate change on child health and wellbeing and identifies policies that could mitigate negative impacts.
Play-In for Climate Action
Save the date for the Moms Clean Air Force third annual Play-In for Climate Action on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, on the grounds of the US Capitol in Washington DC. This family friendly rally seeks children's health advocates to attend and join the call for a clean energy future.
Maryland's Commission on Climate Change
Have you been following the Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC) and its work groups? MdEHN staff will be at MCCC's workgroup meetings this summer to raise issues of equity and health in the state's climate change programs. View the calendar of upcoming meetings, all are open to the public for input.