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

Inclement Weather Policy

The next meeting will be on May 30, 2019.


Meeting Archives

Regarding the slides which contain information on the MDE scenario modeling for the GGRA draft plan, please note the following crucial information:

These presentations do not represent any state policy positions, nor do they represent a proposed state climate plan. They are simply the first of several model runs that examine different scenarios to be used to guide the state in developing a climate plan.

These materials should not be construed as more than informational and should not be used for any other purposes.

expand Meeting Date: 4/16/2019
  Panelists Biographies
expand Meeting Date: 3/12/2019
  Maryland Department of Planning Report on Land Use Programs
expand Meeting Date: 1/15/2019
  Draft Work Plan 2019
expand Meeting Date: 12/6/2018
expand Meeting Date: 11/13/2018
  Introduction: Policy Scenario Modeling
  Economic Impact of Policy Scenario Three
expand Meeting Date: 11/1/2018
expand Meeting Date: 8/30/2018
  Maryland Pathways: Policy Scenario 1
  Recommendations for Discussion
  Updating the Forestry and Sequestration Programs
expand Meeting Date: 8/2/2018
  MDE "Straw Man" Recommendations
expand Meeting Date: 6/27/2018
  2018 GGRA Draft Plan Status
  Sierra Club ZEV Task Force Report
expand Meeting Date: 5/31/2018
  Updating Forestry and Sequestration Programs
  RCCI Bill Summary
  Impacts on Households from Carbon Pollution Pricing
expand Meeting Date: 5/3/2018
  Powered by Science Inspired by Possibility
  The Public Health Impacts of NGI
expand Meeting Date: 4/5/2018
  MDOT - 2018 GGRA Draft Plan Status
expand Meeting Date: 3/1/2018
  Development of Robust Offshore Wind & Solar Industries in Maryland
  Community and Worker Protection & Transition
expand Meeting Date: 2/1/2018
  40 by 30 Update
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 - DNRs 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 7 - Implementation of GGRA Programs Assigned to MDE: A Brief Analysis of Overall Success and Areas for Improvement
  Handout 9 - Background Publications and Links