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MDE Announces Listening Sessions on Maryland’s Climate Pathway Report

Department of the Environment Announces Listening Sessions on Maryland’s Climate Pathway Report

Public comment sought to develop climate plan

BALTIMORE (July 18, 2023) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) today announced dates, times and locations for a series of outreach sessions to encourage public participation in the development of the State’s plan to achieve its ambitious climate goals.

“We want to hear from everyone as we form a robust plan to combat climate change head on,” said MDE Secretary Serena McIlwain. “Making Maryland a global leader on this critical issue requires an all-of-society and all-of-government approach.”

Outreach sessions include:

Bowie State University
July 25 at 6 p.m.
14000 Jericho Park Rd., Bowie
Proctor Building
Hagerstown Community College
Aug. 8 at 6 p.m.
11400 Robinwood Dr., Hagerstown
Salisbury University
Aug. 19 at 2 p.m.
1101 Camden Ave., Salisbury
Purdue Hall
Morgan State University
Sept. 12 at 6 p.m.
5299 Perring Pkwy, Baltimore

College of Southern Maryland
Sept. 19 at 6 p.m.
115 J W Williams Rd., Prince Frederick

Two online workshops will be held, on Sept. 5, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for elected officials, and Sept. 26, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the general public. Register at

In June, the Maryland’s Climate Pathways report was released, presenting a menu of policy options aimed at reducing emissions by 60 percent by 2031 and achieving net-zero emissions by 2045 as required by the Climate Solutions Now Act. The report, which is based on detailed analysis and modeling by the Center for Global Sustainability (CGS) at the University of Maryland, will inform a final plan to be completed by the end of this year.

To read the full report and submit comments online, visit

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